A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase cosmetics from the brand Avon.

Las Vecinas Group's story

This group is called the neighbors and is made up of three women that live near each other that is why they gave the group this name.

Josefa is the person interviewed. She was married at 17 years old and she had 4 children that are now no longer her responsibility. She has been widowed for some years and she comments that it has been difficult when her husband died she was left with two small children. Thanks to God she had the courage to get them ahead.

Doña chepita, how they call her in her community, works in the sale of Avon products where she sells perfumes, deodorants, dyes, among other things. She has done this work for 15 years and she does well. Not only does she work in this she also sells coconut candies, nougat, tamales, sheets of guinea. She comments that if there is not one activity then there is another to earn income. She feels content with this activity and with the loan her business has been good and her income better everyday.

The women that compose this group are: Maira Elba who invested in the purchase of materials for her blacksmith shop and Inez will invest in the purchase of chickens.

In this group: Maria Elva, Josefa, Inez

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor

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