A loan of $1,225 helped a member the loan funds granted to members of this group were used, in large part, for the purchase of merchandise such as clothes, fruits, vegetables, dairy products. Said items were purchased by the women who are merchants. The seamstresses bought items such as thread, fabric, needles, etc.

8 De Diciembre Group's story

The group 8 de Diciembre (“8th of December”) was formed thanks to the joining together of women from the neighborhood of the same name, located in the city of Villa Elisa. All the members of the group have businesses to invest the loan funds into, or will use the funds to start their own micro-enterprises.

Several members are seamstresses dedicated to making traditional clothing and other handmade items. Other members of the group sell clothing and other products.

The members receive on average an amount of Gs. 300.000.

The members are:

1. Perla Maria R. - Dressmaker

2. Claudia C. – Undergarment Sales

3. Maria R. – Clothing Sales

4. Cira R. -- Dressmaker

5. Maximina E. - Bakery

6. Patricia G. – Lottery Ticket Sales

7. Angela B. – Cosmetics Sales

8. Ramona A. - Lottery Ticket Sales
9. Dominga C. - Lottery Ticket Sales
10. Myrian S. 

11. Gabriela G. - Café

12. Cirila M. – Grocery Store
13. Victoriana Estigarribia – Food Sales

14. Celia B. – Clothing Sales
15. Silvia T. - Food Sales
16. Elida G. – Grocery Store

17. Julia M. - Food Sales
18. Percida M. – Fruit Sales

19. Mariela C.. – Purse Sales

20. Lucia A. - Lottery Ticket Sales

In this group: Perla , Claudia, Maria , Cira , Maximina, Patricia, Angela, Ramona , Dominga, Myrian, Gabriela, Cirila, Victoriana, Celia *, Silvia , Elida, Julia , Percida, Mariela, Lucia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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