A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy a pack of clothing and to fill shoe orders.

Bellas Artes Group's story

Marisol is a young member of the Bellas Artes group. She is 28 and makes a living selling shoes by catalog and used clothing at traveling markets. She is married and has a young daughter, who is 3 1/2. She decided to start her business when her husband was diagnosed with cancer 6 months ago and has since been incapacitated. Marisol works from Thursdays to Tuesdays in the markets selling clothing and offers shoes all week long through catalogs. On Wednesdays, she cleans a house to make more income. She has to be in charge of all of their expenses to take good care of her family. She used the loan to buy a pack of clothing to sell at the market and to fill shoe orders. Marisol tells us that her fellow group members are very hard working and responsible.

In this group: Genoveva, Juana, Juana Maria*, Maria Guadalupe, Marisol, Mercedes
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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