Our Little Bank

Anita Aguilar Cruz is part of a savings group in a remote region of Mexico. Together for two years, the 13 women created a support system for one another through their "little bank." Participating in a MetLife Foundation funded, Trickle Up sponsored project, she started a store that is now generating income for her and her adopted daughter.
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“What I want is for my store to be in business for a long time. I never want it to close. And I wish the same to all the other women who have businesses.” ‒ Anita Aguilar Cruz

Anita participated in the Empowering Women and Youth Through Graduation and Financial Inclusion project funded by MetLife Foundation.

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