A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy ingredients.

17 De Agosto Group's story

Julia C., 65, knits sweaters, mittens and other items generating income that way but now wants to change occupation. She plans to start selling prepared meals with help from her daughter and needs funds to buy ingredients.

The other group members have various businesses like the sale of artifacts, jewelry, clothing, meat, cosmetics and beverages.

They all need funds to acquire merchandise, ingredients or raw materials.

They meet every two weeks at Los Andes Focal Center.

In this group: Julia, Getrudes, Sofía, Severina, Maria, Yola, Rosario, Lidia, Martha Celia, Ana María, Yoselin Magdalena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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