A loan of $975 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, lace, cosmetics, deodorants, lotions, perfumes, home goods, and costume jewelery.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The Mujeres Unidas ["United Women"] group is made up of 3 hard-working women with a great desire for their businesses and families to get ahead. They all live in the Andres Zuniga settlement. The following is a description of the different activities these women engage in:

Ms. Lourdes del Pilar D. provides sewing services. She has had a sewing workshop for four years. She creates all types of clothing. At the moment, she is making bed clothes, which she sends to her cousin in the department of Santa Barbará to sell. She also sells CDs and CD cases. She will use this loan to buy fabric, flounce, CDs and CD cases.

Ms. Rosmery D. D. works in catalog sales, selling products like deodorants, lotions, perfumes, home goods, creams, and other items. She also has a part-time job in a pizzeria. She will use this loan to buy merchandise to improve her sales and increase her earnings. She has regular customers amongst her coworkers.

Ms. Nancy Lizeth G. has been selling costume jewelery and silver jewelery for six months. She already has regular customers, who work in various private businesses and government offices. Nancy offers credit for 15 days or makes cash sales. She will use this loan to buy accessories like sets of chains, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

In this group: Lourdes Del Pilar, Rosmery, Nancy Lizeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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