A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy items to sell.

8 De Diciembre Group's story

The group called "8 de Diciembre" [December 8th] is in its fourteenth cycle with the committee program, where everyone works and helps one another to get ahead. They are carrying out a poverty elimination survey; five members find themselves below the poverty line, but they work hard to get ahead.

One of the group members is Marta; in her last survey, she showed a poverty level within level one. She says that she makes a living in selling foods, clothing, and in other activities; through this, she has the means to to be able to help her family and to give them everything they need. She is defined as a very fighting and self-sacrificing person.

Marta is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of items, so that she will be able to continue offering a great variety of products to her customers.

In this group: Guillermina, Marta, Karen, Maria, Celia, Antonia, Dolly, Alba, Jessica, Rosa, Lilian, Analia, Claudia, Alicia, Vicenta*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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