A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy cardboard, aluminum, plastics, and other materials that can be resold.


Nuevo Horizonte Group's story

The group named “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizon) is in its eighth loan cycle as part of the Women’s Committee Program. The members have worked with great effort and dedication through each of the loan cycles.

Mercedes is one of the members of the group who is a role model of determination. She collects and sells recyclable items. Mercedes says that she usually buys the items and then resells them, thus allowing her to earn more profit. She says that every day she goes out looking for items made of plastic, cardboard, aluminum, and other materials so that she can make a living. Mercedes is very proud of what she does since it is decent and honest work.

She is requesting a loan so that she can invest in the purchase of cardboard, aluminum, plastics, and other materials that she can resell. This will generate a small profit that will enable her to continue supporting her family. Mercedes is grateful for the opportunity she has received since it will be a great help.

In this group: Graciela, Miguela, Andrea, Emilce, Lucia, Francisca, Lucy, Liz, Natividad, Maria, Maria, Carolina, Nelly, Daisy, Maria, Leoncia, Elba, Mercedes, Lucia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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