A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy soap, softener and more.

Virgen De Guadalupe Group's story

The group called Virgen de Guadalupe is from the city of Villa Ygatimi, it is in its third loan cycle of the program and with a lot of effort and fight the members are making it. According to the survey carried out among the members of the group, three of them live below the poverty line. One of these women is Matilde who is working hard to get ahead in life, but on many occasions, this simply isn't enough.

Mathilde makes her living washing her neighbors' clothes, she tells of how it is a very tiring form of work, but she does it as it is in this manner that she is helping her family. Her dream is to one day own her own business and therein continue helping her family. Mathilde is seeking this loan to buy soap to wash, softener and more, which are the basic items she uses to continue with her work.

In this group: Mercedes, Ramona, Liduvina, Emerita, Maria, Graciela, Matilde, Maria, Norma, Elva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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