A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy baking ingredients.


Barrio Alegre Group's story

The Comité Barrio Alegre (Happy Neighborhood) group was formed on July 16, 2008 when the Managing Director, Zulli González, contacted the weekly meeting coordinator to get information about the Comité de Mujeres Emprendedoras (Committee for Enterprising Women). With the information at hand, she was able to find 17 women who are now working with the Committee for Enterprising Women program and they are now on their fifth loan cycle. The group members are very happy to work together in solidarity. Each of the ladies has a different type of business. Doña Zulli makes and sells baked goods, such as cookies, breads, cakes and other products. Doña Zulli and her husband, a mason, work together and aim to get ahead with dignity. The loan they are requesting is being used to buy ingredients to make baked goods such as flour, cheese, sweets, sugar, milk and other products.

In this group: Zulli, Adelaida, Balnca, Maria, Migdonia, Catalina, Delma, Zunilda, Porfiria, Victoria, Cecilia, Marta, Mirta, Alia, Myrian, Juana*, Alma*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rina Paguaga



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