A loan of $5,975 helped a member to buy sheets, bedspreads, etc. to sell.

Las Merceditas Group's story

The communal bank "Las Merceditas" was formed on September 24, 2008. With much hard work, it is now in its 10th loan cycle, working jointly and with solidarity within the program. All of the members help each other, and they are making progress. In addition to each member's independent work, they also undertake joint activities, and they provide mutual help to reach their aim of working hard to support their families.

One story is that of Secundina, who dedicates herself to selling sheets, bedspreads and decorative pillows from Argentina. Thanks to the loans that have been granted to her, she comments that she was able to improve her work, her standard of living and her income.

She is requesting this loan so that she can invest in buying sheets, bedspreads and other products, so that she can keep working and helping her family through this work which she is doing.

In this group: Secundina, Patricia, Eusevia, Cristina, Luisa, Perla, Maria, Susana, Elida, Fauta, Amanda, Juana, Alice, Juana, Ramona, Eligia, Ala, Mariela, Adriana, Catalina, Lucila*, Ramona*, Josefa*, Elsa*, Maria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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