A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy merchandise, food, clothing, fabric, thread, vegetablers, and otehr supplies to stock kiosks and stalls.

Mujeres Alegres Group's story

This group from Barrio Arroyo Porá got started when one of the members met someone from the foundation. Each one of the señoras has a different and independent business depending on what facilities they have.

The committee receives periodic training from the Foundation's advisers. They learn how to manage and in particular how to manage the families' finances.

Señora Maria T. is one of our members and she sells clothing from a salon she opened in her home. She has every type of clothing and offers her customers good prices. She takes of the store with her daughter who helps her.

She tells us that her business helps a lot, especially with her kid's school expenses. She hopes the business keeps up and grows daily.

She used the loan she took out to buy a variety of clothes like shirts, pants, dresses, and t-shirts.

In this group: Maria Del Pilar , Delia, Aurora, Blanca, Gloria , Victoria, Martina, Lucia, Felipa, Anaº, Alejandrina, Maria, Susana, Teodora*, Fatima*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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