A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy bundles of clothes.


Las Tres Marías Group's story

The 'las 3 Marías' (Three Marías) group is made up of three hard-working, motivated and enterprising women. One of them is 55 year-old María Mercedes L. who has been selling used clothes for three years. She works with her children and two saleswomen who take care of distributing the clothes. Her biggest goal is to own a large, used-clothes store.

The other two members of the group are María de los Ángeles H., who has been selling clothes for 4 years, and María Elena Leyla who sells tamales and bedspreads, etc.

In this group: María, María , María

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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