A loan helped a member to buy tablecloths, signs and designs, among other things, for her job decorating for events.


Las Mercedes Group's story

This group, called Las Mercedes, is in the seventh cycle of the committee of women program. They have all set a goal for themselves to grow, not only financially, but also as people.

One of them is Graciela. She is married and the mother of three children who are now grown. She raised them with a great deal of effort and sacrifice.

She is a hardworking person. Through her work decorating for events she generates the income necessary to support her family. She started as her aunt's assistant and later began working on her own. She has grown, little by little, due to the good quality of her work. She now has a steady clientele.

Graciela seeks this loan to buy tablecloths, signs and designs, among other things. She works her event jobs with love and a great deal of effort.

Note that only one person appears in the photo although this is a group loan. A group photo wasn't possible due to the restrictions on social gatherings caused by Covid-19.

In this group: Leticia, Liz, Graciela, Karen, Fidelina, Juana, Marisa, Maria, Vanessa, Tamara, Zully, Ruth, Cynthia, Marilina, Mirta, Iris, Johana, Mercedes, Graciela, Liliana, Gladys

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It includes a basic health insurance plan.



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