A loan of $1,475 helped a member clothes.

Las Violetas Group's story

The 'Las Violetas' group is made up of four hard-working people. One of them is Reyna Estela O. Meléndez who is 41 years old and works selling clothes and dry beans and grains. She learned this trade as a child since her mother also sold merchandise. Originally she worked with her mother and then she became independent.

The members of the group are Ligia Verónica G. Aguilera who is 49 years old and, at her daughter's suggestion, started selling Avon cosmetics five years ago. She has since improved the business. María José C. has had an eatery for four years and will invest in dry beans and grains, meat, vegetables, spices.. etc. Nora D. is 56 years old and for 40 years she has been doing manicures, pedicures, hair coloring, hair straightening, etc. She will invest in cosmetics, dyes and clothes.

In this group: Reyna, Ligia, Nora, Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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