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A loan of $2,850 helped a member to purchase raw materials and merchandise.

Mujeres Obreras Group's story

After having prepared themselves for three days, the members of the “Working Women” group are readying their request to access a loan. They are led by their board of directors: Catalina A., president; Francisca P., treasurer; and secretary Sandra A.. They all work together to make up the internal rules of the Association, which meets every two weeks in Los Andes.

All the members have their own businesses, such as seamstresses, knitting of aguayos (a regional, colorful cloth), embroidery, selling yarn, candles, clothes, hardware items, carpentry supplies, neighborhood stores, and food sales. Those that are merchants need the loan funds to buy more product. Those that dedicate themselves to production, need the funds to buy raw material.

In this group: Catalina, Eugenia, Maria Reynalda, Sandra, Narcisa, Magda, Carmen, Milan, Elsa Maria, Julia Francisca, Alcira, Marcelina Eugenia, Jimmy, Susana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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