A loan of $5,125 helped a member to purchase baked goods, yerba mate, coffee, and other items.

Las Emprendedoras Group's story

This committee was formed by one of the members who had been part of another committee that was dissolved. When she moved, she invited her neighbors and friends to form a new group, and in this way, she created Las Emprenedoras Committee.

Silvia is 32 years old and married to Simon who is a worker. They have two children. She is a merchant and has a pantry from which she provides food to her neighbors in the barrio. She says that it began as a small business and gradually, with much sacrifice, grew to become what it is today.

She is requesting the loan to purchase baked goods, yerba mate (a popular South American herb that is brewed into a high-caffeine infusion), coffee, and other items for her business. Her goal is to expand her business and in this way, continue helping her family.

In this group: Myrian, Silvia, Maria, Catalina, Magdalena, Maria, Mercedes, Sonia, Patricia, Lucila, Maria, Ninfa, Blanca, Clotilde, Angela, Ramona, Viviana, Andrea, Mirtha, Maria, Maria*, Cinthia*, Virina*, Virginia*, Karen*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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