A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy meat and for personal expenses.

Bendicion Group's story

The Bendición (Blessing) committee was organized approximately a year ago by a group of women who very much want to work and make progress.

They decided to band together to help their families since all of them are members of low-income families; to date, they are doing well.

Most of the women in the committee sell home products in the settlement where they live as well as in downtown San Lorenzo and in other neighborhoods in the city.

Ceferina, for example, has a very unique business: she sells ‘asaditos’ alongside the municipal market.

She and her husband prepare the asaditos (skewers of seasoned grilled meat). Very early in the morning they go to their sales stand to cook and sell their products; they also offer soft-drinks for sale.

She is asking for funds to buy assorted meats: beef, pork, fowl etc. as well as to pay some personal expenses.

In this group: Ceferina, Guillermina, Juana, Mirian, Mirian, Sheila, Barbara, Romina, Petrona, Plaba, Maria, Eloisa, Lourdes, Luisa, Maria, Patricia, Lucia, Graciela, Tomasa, Maria, Viviana, Fatima, Nidia*, Diana*, Elisa*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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