A loan of $2,700 helped a member mERCADERIA.

Siempre Alegres Group's story

Twelve women decided to become a part of an association called “Siempre Alegres” (Always Joyful). The group meets biweekly at the Villa Exaltacion communal banking center. The current president is Ana G.. She works in the sale of undergarments and the other members have different businesses. For example: Olga sells party favors, Remedios sells pork, Sara crafts costumes, Natalia does artisanal weaving, and Maxima sells snacks. The Siempre Alegres association needs to purchase merchandise in order to increase its sales. This will enable them to acquire larger incomes for the good of their families.

In this group: Ana Sandra, Julia, Maxima, Natalia*, Remedios, Felipa, Veronica, Lourdes Marisol, Elizabeth, Olga Estefania, Julia, Zonia Carmen, Janneth*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joseph Tobin

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