A loan of $2,450 helped a member the purchase of fruit, vegetables, chicken, cosmetics, caramels, drinks, silverware, plastics, clothing, food, ice cream, bread, etc.

8 De Diciembre Group's story

The committee was formed by Doralicia B. who lives in the Barrio Fátima zone of C.D.E. She is the mother of two children and works selling chickens. She contacted her neighbors and friends to form the committee in the area. The committee is named "December 8", and consists of 21 active and supportive women, all of whom live in the same zone. Each woman sells different types of goods such as: pants, T-shirts, tomatoes, onion, garlic, face cream, apples, bananas, soft drinks, small cookies, caramels, melon, watermelon, sugar, milk, oil, brooms, rugs, detergent, fabric softener, meat, etc. They will also sell anything else that is a new undertaking and creates a steady income. The women want to take out a loan of 300,000-800,000 guarani to be used to purchase merchandise and necessary goods to sell.

In this group: Maria Felicia, Rafaela, Cynthia*, Doralicia, Rosalina, Bartola, Emilce, Guillermina, Ramona , Lilian, Gabina, Norma, Roció , Nimia, Amancia, Librada, Sara, Aurelia, Maria, Nilsa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Josh Wilcox

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