A loan of $3,975 helped a member to buy natural herbs to sell.

Mujeres Activas Group's story

This group, "Mujeres Activas" (Active Women, in English) is on its 15th loan cycle in the women's committee program. All of the members work and help each to other move forward. They have all done surveys on eliminating poverty and five members of the group live below the poverty line. However, they all put in an effort to have a better income and so help their families.

One of the group members is Antoliana, also known as Anto. At the last survey, Anto was living in "level two" poverty, which our indicators suggest is an intermediate level. A big part of her work is selling natural remedies but Anto says it is not just the sales of products that matter but the advice that she offers to her customers that help the business.

Anto is applying for this loan to buy medicinal herbs, which she must not run out of. This will help her to strengthen her business and so improve her imcome.

In this group: Antonia, Antoliana, Katherina, Yenifer, Ramona, Candida, Martha, Graciela, Daniela, Mirian, Juana, Wilma, Sandra, Gladys*, Librada*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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