A loan of $6,150 helped a member to buy clothing for inventory.

Alegria Group's story

The communal bank Alegría (Happiness) is in its 7th loan cycle with the women's program. The group members are participating in the poverty reduction survey, in which they are learning to work together and get ahead.

Dominga, one of the members, sells clothing, candies, and beverages. She will use the loan to buy clothing for inventory. She was living above the poverty line in the last survey, but she continues to enthusiastically invest the funding from the women's program in her business and to increase her and her family's income. The work of the advisors, who continuously follow up on training and required certifications while encouraging the women to strive for progress, is exemplary.

In this group: María, Ramona, María, Nancy, Blanca, Angélica, Mirta, Dominga, Rossana, María, Evelyn, Teresa, Mirta, María, María, Margarita, María, Fulvia*

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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