A loan of $4,200 helped a member to purchase fabric softeners, powdered soaps, disinfectant and other items.

Mujeres Al Poder Group's story

The committee is called "Mujeres al Poder" [Women To Power] and is in its fifth loan cycle with 17 members. It is a group of very responsible and hardworking women who make the effort every day in order to change their families' lives. They joined together with the goal of getting ahead and of growing, not only financially but as people.

One very hardworking woman is Sara who devotes herself to washing clothes. She comments that her work is very demanding since she washes a large amount of clothing every day and it is quite exhausting. Nevertheless she tells us she does not get tired because by her work she has been able to help her family and get them ahead. She says that her work is quite dignifying and above all, honest.

She asks for help from the foundation and from Kiva so that she may buy fabric softeners, powdered soaps, disinfectant and other items she uses in the washing of the clothes.

In this group: Graciela, Antonia, María, Mónica, Lorena, Gloria, Sara, Norma, Mirta, Noemí, Emilia, Rosalba, María, Blanca, Rosa, Luisa*, Marizza*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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