A loan of $3,050 helped a member purchase of merchandise such as noodles, sugar, bakery products, dairy products, oil and other items.


La Amistad Group's story

The point person for starting this committee was señora Sebastiana Rojas, who invited and organized her friends to start Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Committee of Enterprising Women).

Sra. Francisca C. owns a grocery. She invested the money in the purchase of general merchandise (baked goods, dairy products and beverages).

Sra. Carmen R. I. makes her living selling lingerie. She invested the money in the purchase of undergarments, allowing her a greater variety of undergarments to offer to her customers.

Sra. Limpia N. makes her living selling cleaning products. She invested the money in the purchase of ingredients to make the cleaning products, thus obtaining a greater variety of cleaning products to offer to her customers.

Sra. Nilda C. makes her living selling CDs. She invested the money in the purchase of more merchandise, allowing her to offer a greater variety of that merchandise to her customers.

Sra. Nadia Gómez makes her living selling undergarments. She invested to money in the purchase of general undergarments, allowing her to offer a greater variety and quality of lingerie to her customers.

Sra. Maria G. owns a snack bar. She invested the money in the purchase of ingredients to make the dishes, thus being able to to offer a considerable variety of snacks to her customers.

Sra. Antonia V. owns a hardware store. She invested the money in the purchase of general merchandise and materials for her work, thus being able to offer quality service and good prices to her customers.

Sra. Ruth N. makes her living selling cosmetics. She invested the money in the purchase of general products, allowing her to offer a variety of quality cosmetics to her customers.

Sra. Sonia P. is a hairdresser. She invested the money in the purchase of materials for her job, allowing her to offer better service to her clients.

Sra. Bernarda Aguera makes her living selling clothing. She invested the money in the purchase of general garments, allowing her to offer a considerable variety of garments to her customers.

Sra. Norma R. M. is a manicurist. She invested the money in the purchase of materials for her work, thus being able to offer quality service to her customers.

Sra. Lucia R. makes her living selling ice cream. She invested the money in the purchase of wholesale ice cream, allowing her to offer a variety of quality ice cream to her customers.

Sra. Nancy Servin makes her living selling lingerie. She invested the money in the purchase of this type of garment, allowing her to offer a considerable variety of undergarments to her customers.

Sra. Zunilda P. makes her living selling snacks. She invested the money in the purchase of ingredients to make her snacks, thus being able to offer a greater variety of snacks to her customers.

Sra. Claudia P. owns a grocery. She invested the money in the purchase of general merchandise (beverages, dairy products, bakery products etc.), thus offering a considerable variety of merchandise to her clients.

Sra. Ana C. is a seamstress. She invested the money in the purchase of materials for her work (fabric, thread, elastics) allowing her to offer a considerable variety of garments to her customers.

In this group: Francisca , Carmen , Limpia, Nilda , Nadia, Maria , Antonia , Ruth, Sonia , Bernarda, Norma , Lucia , Nancy , Zunilda , Claudia , Ana *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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