A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, etc.

Las Mercedes Group's story

In the city of Luque, 15 women have united with the desire to get ahead and leave behind all that holds them back by working and helping each other.

Marta, one of the members, makes a living sewing, working by order. She is separated and has three dependent children who live with her. She is requesting this loan to buy fabric, thread and all the accessories needed to sew. She wishes to open her own locale in the front of her house or in the center of Luque to sell the garments that she makes. In this way she will be able to continue working, moving forward and also earning enough to provide for her children.

In this group: Marta Raquel, Isabel, Vielva, Mercedes, Daysi, Delia, Viviana, Marlene, Karen, Dionisia, Elisa, Sixta, Estelvina, Miriam*, Dora*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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