A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, condiments, ham, cheese, eggs and other supplies.

La Amistad Group's story

"La Amistad" group is in its first season. They are completing a survey on the elimination of poverty in order to find out about each member's situation. Two of the fifteen women are in level one, below the poverty line. That is to say, their incomes are very low. Mercedes, according to the survey, is at a mid level of poverty. With effort, continuous work, and the training that she receives, she is sure that her situation will continue to improve.

Mercedes earns a living selling foods that she herself prepares very early in the day. She notes that she has good customers who wait in the early morning hours to eat her delicious foods.

She is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of meat, vegetables, condiments, ham, cheese, eggs and other supplies to be able to continue delighting her customers with the delicious meals that she makes.

In this group: Joaquina, Mirna, Matilde, Mirna, Guadalupe, Maria, Isabel, Jorgelina, Elva, Susana, Lucia, Mercedes, Liliana*, Ana*, Antonia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras

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