A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy various items of clothing to sell.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

This group from Encarnacion calls themselves "Mujeres unidas" (Women united). Thanks to their efforts, this is their sixth loan cycle with the communal bank program, which empowers them and gives them instructions on how to invest their loan. They are doing the poverty elimination survey, through which each person can know their level of poverty and can work and improve accordingly. Cynthia, one of the group, is a very hardworking person, who sells clothing and shoes. She tells in the beginning it was a little difficult for her to begin with her work, but that now she has very good customers and also fills orders. In this way she is getting ahead and helping her family. She is requesting this loan so that she can invest it in buying all types of clothing, in order to be able to offer a good variety to her clients and to also be able to attract more.

In this group: Ursulina, Ramona, Elsa, Lidia, Miguela, Maria, Ramona, Liliana, Blanca, Jacinta, Maria, Sandra, Cynthia, Josefina, Rusilda*, Erna*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Meravi



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