A loan of $4,175 helped a member purchase of raw material.


Amigas Por Siempre (Friends Forever) Group's story

The "Friends Forever" Association has fourteen members, and it was founded approximately three years ago. Marina C. is one of the first members. She was there when the group was founded by inviting neighbors and acquaintances from the Los Andes zone. She remembers that in spite of the fact that the members lived close to the same area, they didn't have very much social contact. However, through attendance at their group meetings, they have become a very united and happy group. The group members work at different activities, including the sale of vegetables, shoes, and decorations. However, the main activity of the group is based on clothing. They make skirts, kitchen aprons, pants, and blouses. They also weave blankets and sweaters. Then, they sell their products in stands and stores in the city. They want to expand their production, and for this they need capital to purchase raw material so they will have the certainty of earning better profits.

In this group: Aurelia, Marina, Margarita, Albertina , Basilia, Rosmery, Eugenia, Juana Gloria, Delfina, Blanca, Aurora, Betty, Constancia, Patricia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leah Karlins


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