A loan of $2,950 helped a member to purchase clothing of all types to sell..


Mujeres Luchadoras Group's story

The formation of this existing committee came about thanks to one of its members. She contacted her neighbors and friends in order to start this local committee. They have different business activities. Some have started a new venture while others have an established source of income. This committee is named “Mujeres Luchadoras” (Women Fighters) and is starting its third loan cycle with 15 members. The group is known in its neighborhood for being unified, supportive, and responsible. The members possess a great entrepreneurial spirit as they engage in their group activities.

One of the members is Sra. Mercedes, who has been selling clothes for some time. She says that through her work and sacrifice, she has been able to move forward and help her family. One of her goals is to continue growing through her business, so she wants to be able to invest in it. She is requesting a loan to buy clothing of all types such as t-shirts, trousers, and other items so that she can restock her inventory and satisfy her customers.

In this group: Mercedes, Guillermina, Lourdes, Mirian, Lidia, Estela, María, Maria, Maria, Guillermina, Angelina, Inocencia, Claudelina, Isabel*, Edith*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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