A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy fabric and thread.

Mujeres Luchadoras Group's story

The communal bank "Mujeres Luchadoras" is in its 15 loan cycle. Upon taking the poverty elimination survey, five members were found to be below the poverty line and these women, in particular, are finding the communal bank to be of great help to them.

One of the members of the group is Ursulina, who showed a a level 2 (intermediate) poverty level on her last survey. With support she has been able to get ahead and also help her family.

Ursulina is requesting a loan to buy fabric and thread so she can concrete her business plan and improve her income. She and the other members of the group are grateful for this opportunity which is very helpful to them and their families.

In this group: Valeriana, Gladys, Noelia, Myrian, Zunilda, Patricia, Marciana, Trinidad, Ignacia, Yngrid, Sonia, Sonia, Ursulina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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