A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy clothing merchandise.


El Laural Group's story

Laural's group is formed by four women workers, strong and enterprising. The coordinator of the group is Señora Marlene del Socorro who since 2000 started selling clothing. To start of with it was small, but subsquently M., thanks to the loans, has been able to invest and better her business.

The other members of the group are Jilma del Carmen, who has worked making food and fried snacks since she was ten, Yalila Damaris, who sells used clothes and shoes, Darling María, who has a small bookstore and photocopier which is very good because it's the only one in the neighborhood.

In this group: Marlene Del Socorro, Jilma Del Carmen , Yalila Damaris , Darling Maria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lois Parshley



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