A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy more accessories such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, clips, pins, etc.

Luchadoras Group's story

Nicolasa is 26 years old. She is married with three children, of whom two attend primary school. Jaime is in the fourth grade, and Héctor in first grade. Martin is only two years old. Her husband is called Silvano, and he works in the fields.

Nicolasa works in retailing, selling accessories such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, clips and pins, etc. She will invest her loan in purchasing more accessories to sell.

Nicolasa belongs to the "Luchadoras" group ("The Strivers"), which is made up of just women and one man. They define themselves as strivers and hard-workers. They are: Gloria, Obdulia, Julia, Celia, Araceli, Aurelia, T., Marcela, Bertha, José, Carmela, Metodia, and Pruvidenci. Each of them has a business of some kind such as selling refreshments; agricultural products; fruits and vegetables; general merchandise; bread; butchers; etc.

* While all the group members are in the photo, three of them aren't easy to see which is why they were labeled as missing from it.

In this group: Carmela, Nicolasa, Obdulia, Araceli, Celia, Bertha, Julia*, Alejandra, Jose*, Marcela, Teresa, Aurelia, Pruvidenci, Metodia*, Gloria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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