A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy women's blouses, men's shirts, men's and women's jeans, vest tops, Lycra clothing and bras.


Las Fresitas Group's story

Karla is the coordinator of the support group. She is 32 years old and has a partner and a 3-year-old boy. She makes a living selling new clothing in her local community.

This is why she needs the loan, to buy women's blouses, men's shirts, men's and women's jeans, vest tops, Lycra clothing, bras and other items. With the previous loan she was able to increase her stock and therefore her profits. This time her focus is to increase her stock to increase her profits so she can carry out some home improvements, in order to give her son a better quality of life.

Another of the members is 57-year-old Rosa, who sells clothing in another country. She buys clothing in the largest market in the capital and takes it to sell in a neighbouring country, as well as selling some of it in her home. 23 year old Elidad is also a member and she stitches shoes in the municipal market. This is how these women strive on a daily basis to provide for their families and make sure their children have enough to eat every day.

In this group: Rosa Emilda, Karla Francis , Elida De La Cruz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally



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