A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy fabrics as well as oil for her sewing machine.

Santa Librada Group's story

The “Santa Librada” committee was formed through the union of various neighbors in the city of Mariano Roque Alonso.

All of the committee members carry out activities of different kinds, but sometimes they carry out joint activities to raise funds for their committee in case of need.

The members are humble people who formed a group in order to get ahead as hard-working women and mothers who want to improve their lives. For this reason, they try to boost their sense of unity with training sessions and frequent meetings.

Herotida is a hard-working woman whose business is making clothing and a variety of embroidered items. She comes from a poor family, and she wants to avoid seeing her children suffer from the lack of necessities as she did, which often made it hard for her to reach the goals she set for herself. Because of this, she has worked with great dedication to gain many steady customers and to be able to provide a secure monetary income for her family.

Today she is requesting the loan from Kiva so that she can buy oil to maintain her sewing machine, and also buy more fabrics to work with.

In this group: Helena, Herotida, Lorena, Lola, Elvira, Placida, Laura, Fleitas Antoliana, Rosalia, Silguero Estelvina, Mercedes, Gladys

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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