A loan of $5,700 helped a member to purchase materials for making sweatshirts.

Superacion Group's story

Gregoria Mercedes is 20 years old and single. She completed her 'educación primaria' (education for children aged 7-14) and her business is making sweatshirts. She started this business with a small amount of capital and now has six years experience. She hopes, in the future, to have a large business with workers.

Gregoria got together a group so that she could request a loan to buy fabrics, to improve her sweatshirt production. The other members of the group make handicrafts from clay, weave sheets, raise animals, and run stores.

In this group: Isabel Osorio, Paula Ajin, Santos Estebana, Gregoria Mercedes, Catarina, Santa, Santos Petrona, Santa Mejia, Ana Felipa, Marta, Petrona, Antonia, Maria Victoriana, Francisca Victoriana, Juana, Macaria Santos, Sebastiana, Maria Angelina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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