A loan of $6,875 helped a member to buy grocery items such as: ham, rice, oil, beverages, juices, etc.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

Conrada is a hardworking woman. She is 50 years old and in a common law marriage with Daniel. He is a blacksmith. They didn't have children, as Conrada was a little older when they decided to be together. Conrada is a merchant. She has a small grocery store in the city market where she lives. It is a small locale taht she rents and she wants to make it bigger but she needs more merchandise to make more income. She sells all types of products for the home such as cooking oil, rice, bleach, soap, toilet paper, and more. She tells us that she needs another display case to be able to put in juice, beverages, bottled water, etc. She has had her business for 2 years and wants to make it bigger. Conrada is one of the members of the Mujeres Unidas Group. The name was chosen because all of the members are women and they are very united. They are 14 hardworking woman and they want to get their families ahead. Below each of them will be listed along with the activity she does: Francisca sells fish, Clara sells shoes, Efigenia sells food, Leonarda also sells food, Isabel sells food, Wendy sells jewelry, Irais sells perfume and clothes, Bernarda sells grocery items, Maria Elena sells oils, such as coconut oil and potato oil, etc., Ernestina sells grocery items, Conrada sells grocery items, Maura sells cheese, Gregoria sells grocery items and Hilda sells food.

In this group: Bernarda, Conrada, Ernestina, Hilda, Gregoria , Francisca*, Irais, Leonarda*, Isabel, Clara Nely, Wendy, Efigenia, Maria Elena, Maura Lizbeth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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