A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy seasonal clothes to sell.

Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

The 'Maria Auxiliadora' committee is made up of 16 women who are all friends and neighbors from Ciudad del Este. They are on their 13th loan cycle. The ladies are all very active and supportive, and they carry out activities in their neighborhood in order to collect funds. They describe themselves as very hard-working and tenacious women. They work hard every day in order to achieve a better lifestyle and provide their children with a decent education.

Francisca sells clothes. She has been in this business for some time now and already has a group of customers who always come to buy from her. She feels very happy with what she does as it helps to cover her daily expenses. She says that everything she does is aimed at providing a better future and a decent home for everybody who is dependent on her.

Francisca is requesting this loan to buy seasonal clothes which will help her to meet her customers' demands.

In this group: Mirian, Mirian, Ana, Mirian, Sabina, Catalina, Luz, Francisca, Gloria, Blanca, Ana, María, Marliniz, Alba, Blanca*, Blanca*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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