A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy clothes to sell.

Po Joaju Group's story

The group called Po Joaju is in its 9th loan cycle with the Programa de Comité de Mujeres where they all work and which is helping them to get ahead. They have taken the poverty elimination survey. There are 15 members of the group and 3 of the women are below the poverty line and are fighting to get ahead.
One of the members is Mariza who, in her latest survey, demonstrated that she is at poverty level 3. Through toil and constant work she has been able to improve and grow to reach the point she is at today. She works selling all types of clothes and this brings her the income that she needs to help her family. She is a self-sacrificing person who strives day in and day out and everything that she has achieved is the fruit of her hard work. She is requesting this loan to buy winter clothes as the cold weather is coming and she wants to stock her business and to keep offering variety to her customers. This will also help her to implement her business plan which will help her to improve her profits.

In this group: Norma, Mariza, Mary, Nancy, Lourdes, Liz, Ramona, Maria, Maria, Estela, Fidela, Marta, Mirta, Liza, Basilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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