A loan of $3,950 helped a member to purchase baked goods, meats, legumes, beverages, and other food products.

Mujeres Al Poder Group's story

This committee is named “Mujeres al Poder” (Women of Power), which is starting its fourth loan cycle with 17 members. All of these women are responsible and hardworking. The members are humble, but have made sacrifices. They do not take into account the difficulties presented before them each day because they seek to excel in their work for themselves and their families. For them, family is everything so they seek to move forward with pride and honesty.

Sra. Graciela is the committee president. She sells food from a stand that she owns. There she tries to provide the best food products to the various people who come to her business. Graciela is very helpful and concerned about the quality of products that she offers. In addition, she tries to be a friend to her customers, not just a merchant. She says that everyone can become friends instead of buying and selling as strangers.

Hoping to receive assistance from Kiva, the members are requesting a loan to buy all of the supplies needed to expand their small businesses. Sra. Graciela will use the loan she requested to buy baked goods, meats, legumes, beverages, and other food products needed for preparing dishes to sell later.

In this group: Graciela, Zunilda, Antonia, Marcelina, Norma, María, Sara, Mónica, Mirta, Noemí, Lorena, Gloria, María, Senaida, Rosa, Luisa, Marizza*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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