A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy nail polish, acetone, nail files, and other products.

La Alegria Group's story

The group called La Alegria ("The Joy") is in its first cycle of the program from the women's committee, where almost all participate in productive activities and everyone helps each other get ahead. They are making a survey on the elimination of poverty which allows them to know the economic situation they are in. The group consists of 14 women, more than 70% of whom have now risen above the poverty line, meaning they now make an average income. Felicita is part of this group. She dedicates herself to giving manicures, and provides great service with which she moves ahead with the work she does. Her clients themselves provide publicity and that is how she has gained popularity.With a lot of sacrifice and effort, she is achieving. She is asking for this loan to buy nail polish, acetone, nail files, and other products to be able to continue doing her work and this gain more income for her family.

In this group: Gladys, Rosalba, Alama, Felicita, Maria, Laliana, Cecilia, Maria, Adriana, Catalina, Evarista, Ada, Damasia, Claudia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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