A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy various clothing items to sell.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The "Mujeres Unidas" group is on its second loan cycle as part of the women's committee programme. All the members are working and helping each other to get ahead. The women are also part of the poverty elimination programme.

Graciela is a member of this group and she tells us that she makes a living selling all types of clothes. This works provides her with an income with which to help her family. Graciela says that, through her efforts and sacrifice, she has improved and expanded her business a lot. Graciela is fighting for her dream of having a clothes shop.

Graciela is applying for a loan in order to buy various types of clothing, which will help her to realise her business plan. This will allow Graciela to increase her income. Graciela is grateful for the support she is receiving - it will be a great help to her.

In this group: Graciela, Elva, Tomasa, Maria, Adolfina, Amelia, Miguelina, Nancy, Leandra, Lilian, Mirna, Julia, Amada, Antonia, Laura

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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