A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy oil, flour, sugar, and meat.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The Mujeres Unidas (Women United) communal bank is in its first loan cycle. All the women work together in the program. In addition to their individual activities, they also work together. They mutually help each other to reach their goals, which are working to support their families. One story is that of Lorena, who works selling oil, flour, sugar, and meat to make empanadas and milanesa (breaded cutlets), picadillo (a dish with ground beef and tomatoes), detergent, and vegetables, which she herself brings from another country. Lorena's goal is to improve her work, her living conditions, and her income. She says that through this business, the household economy has improved, but she wants to keep working to grow more. She is asking for the loan to buy oil, flour, sugar, and meat, with which she will be able to continue with her sales and meet any orders from her customers. There are extra people in the photo because there are women in the photo that aren't asking for credit, but that help the borrowers.

In this group: Stella, Adriana, Andrea, Lourdes, Cristana, Celedonia, Marcia, Lorena, Gabriela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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