A loan of $2,650 helped a member purchase merchandise (rice, sugar, cooking oils, flour, fruits and vegetables, clothing, jewelry, cleaning products) for resale.

Mujeres En Progreso Group's story

Deolinda got in touch with her friends and neighbors to form the group. She lives in the San Miguel de Pdte. Franco neighborhood in the City of Este.

The group is called “Mujeres En Progreso” (Women in Progress) and is made up of 17 active women from the same zone. Each lady has her own business which they run with great effort.

Each loan is intended for their individual businesses, like Olga who sells many items, particularly household products. She runs her business from her home and tells us that she is very happy; she has many customers; and her income is important because it helps very much with expenses, especially feeding the family.

The other members work to build their businesses and work hard in the best way they can;

1. Olga – Pantry sales

2. Deolinda – Cosmetic sales

3. Dolly – Clothing sales

4. Elva – Tailoring

5. Petrona – Clothing sales

6. Graciela – Hair styling

7. Andrea – Clothing sales

8. Dionisia – Empanada sales

9. Mirna – Nic nac sales

10. Angélica – Sports lottery tickets

11. Aurora – Clothing sales

12. Cipriana – Egg and cheese sales

13. Rosa – Cosmetic sales

14. Celsa – Food sales

15. Valentina – Fruit sales

16. Alice – Footwear sales (flip-flops)

17. Flora – Fruit and vegetable sales

In this group: Olga , Deolinda, Dolly, Elva , Petrona, Graciela, Andrea, Dionisia, Mirna, Angélica, Aurora, Cipriana, Rosa, Celsa, Valentina*, Alice*, Flora *
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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