A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, etc., to make handicrafts.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The group called Mujeres Unidas [United Women] is in its 4th cycle. They are participating in the study to eliminate poverty, in which all are working to improve their quality of life for themselves and their families.

One of the members is Marta. The last survey showed her to be in level three of the levels of poverty, which means she has stable income. Nonetheless, she is struggling to improve and maintain her quality of life. She says that she makes handicrafts which she sells to her customers, and that this business has been going well for her. She is working hard to improve her life and to keep growing.

Marta requests the loan to buy supplies to make her handicrafts (thread, fabric, etc.), which will help her carry out her business plan and thus help improve her income. She is grateful for the opportunity that she and her group members are receiving, since through this assistance they will be able to improve their income.

In this group: Alejandrina, Flora, Marta, Sofia, Benedicta, Beatriz, Marcelina, Olga, Mirian, Virginia, Esmilce, Lidia, Vidalia, Diana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.

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