A loan of $925 helped a member to buy milk, sugar, yerba, oil, baked goods, meat, cassava, sweet potatos, fruit, and cds to sell.

Mujeres De Las Colinas Group's story

The group "Mujeres de las Colinas" was formed to generate more income for its members to try to improve their quality of life.

They will use the loan for various purchases like: buying ingredients to make food; buying milk, sugar, yerba, flour, salt, baked goods, and vegetables to sell; buying second-hand clothing to sell; buying and selling shoes, meat, dairy products, eggs, etc. to try to increase their incomes and lessen their poverty.

The members who make up this group do the following jobs:

Alberta C. Manicurist
Catalina O. Sells sewing notions
Mercedes R. Sells jewelry
Diana B. Sells food
Angelica D. Sells food
Ramona V. Sells underwear
Maria Elvira A. Sells cds
Liz C. Sells food
Norma C. Sells fruit salad and vegetables
Susana M. Sells food
Tomasa Z. Sells cds
Ubaldina E. Sells beverages
Virginia G. Sells food
Elvira L. Sells food and drinks
Fulvia F. Makes and sells handcrafts

In this group: Alberta, Catalina, Mercedes, Diana, Angelica, Ramona, Maria Elvira, Liz, Norma, Susana, Tomasa, Ubaldina, Virginia, Elvira, Fulvia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Iverson

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