A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy dyes, shampoo, rinses, rollers, combs, and other items.

Mujeres Activas Group's story

The group called Mujeres Activas [Active Women] is in its 16th semester of the women's committee program, where they all work and help each other get ahead. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, which helps them to know each person's income level. This is an established group that works hard to continue growing and getting ahead.

One of the members is Patricia, who, in her last survey, showed a poverty level within level 3. That is, she has good income, which she was able to have thanks to the effort she is making, but she is aware that she needs to continue working and making an effort. She is a hairdresser and has a modest business where she works hard everyday.

It is through this business that she has been able to help her family to give them what they need and ensure that they not lack anything. She wants to continue investing in her business, and in this way, continue maintaining her economic status and her family.

Patricia is applying for this loan to purchase materials to use in her hair salon, like dyes, shampoo, rinses, rollers, combs, and other items, and in this way, continue investing in her work plan.

In this group: Fatima, Perla, Patricia, Amada, Eulalia, Romina, Ignacia, Sisinia, Josefa, Ruth, Noelia, Maria, Viviana, Ana, Ana, Sally, Martha, Gizalla*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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