A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy meat, vegetables, seasonings, etc. to make food.

15 De Mayo Group's story

This group is called "15 de Mayo" and is comprised of 23 hard-working members. Only 21 of them will participate in this loan which marks their fourth loan cycle in the women's program. All the members work and help each other to get ahead. They participate in the poverty elimination program and take the survey to help improve their economy.

One of the members is Mirta who sells empanada (meat pie), soup and all types of food. She is also a seamstress and works hard, especially now that she is a widow and must support the family with her sole income. Her dream is to have her own business location and give work to more pèople.

She is requesting a loan to buy food supplies such as meat, vegetables, seasonings, etc. so she can have a firm business plan and improve her income.

In this group: Luisa, Sara, Mirta, Silvia, Ruth, Migdonia, Nicelly, Sonia, Miryan, Zully, Apolonia, Gabriela, Marcela, Yeni, Nilda, Zofia, Alicia, Valentina, Maria, Celedonia*, Rosalia*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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