A loan of $1,800 helped a member purchase of fabrics, thread, flour, rice, noodles, sugar, bread, tea, milk, sweets, potter's clay, paint, meat, empanada dough, vegetables, oil, napkins, shampoo, cream, and cosmetics among others.


Virgen De Las Mercedes Group's story

This group was formed at the request of the women of Las Mercedes to their neighbors to form a new group, which became the "Virgen de las Mercedes" group which currently has 19 members with diverse economic activities.

Ms. Lourdes López is a dressmaker and invested her money in the purchase of fabrics and yarn to create and sell garments.

Ms. Graciela T. has a store in her home and invested her money in the purchase of merchandise to increase her business.

Ms. Idelina V. makes and sells sweets and pottery and invested her money in the wholesale purchase of sweets and ingredients to make ceramics.

Ms. Benigna G. also makes and sells sweets and pottery and invested her money in the wholesale purchase of sweets and the material to make ceramics.

Ms. Wilma M. is a potter and invested her money in the purchase of potter's clay and paints to create these ceramics.

Ms. Dionicia G. is also a potter and invested her money in the purchase of potter's clay and paints to create ceramics.

Ms. Gladys M. has a store and invested her money in the purchase of merchandise to stock her store.

Ms. María Marta T. produces and sells food items and invested in the purchase of ingredients to increase her business.

Ms. Simplicia B. has a store in her home and invested in merchandise to stock her store.

Ms. María José M. is a potter and invested in potter's clay and paint to make ceramics.

Ms. Maxima B. makes and sells sweets and invested in the purchase of supplies to make those sweets.

Ms. María Magdalena M. also makes and sells sweets and invested in the purchase of ingredients to make those sweets.

Ms. Norberta C. is also a potter and invested in potter's clay and paint to make ceramics.

Ms. Alicia C. also makes and sells sweets and invested in the purchase of ingredients to make those sweets.

Ms. Sonia S. is also a potter and invested in potter's clay and paint to make ceramics.

Ms. Isabel Ruíz Díaz is also a potter and invested in potter's clay and paint to make ceramics.

Ms. Juana C. sells fruits and invested in the wholesale purchase of fruits to improve her future sales.

Ms. Mercedes F. also makes and sells sweets and invested in the purchase of ingredients to make those sweets.

Ms. Cecilia S. has a beauty shop and invested her money in supplies to increase her business.

In this group: Graciela, Lourdes, Idelina, Benigna, Wilma, Dionisia, Gladys, Maria, Simplicia, Maria, Maxima, Maria Magdalena, Norberta, Alicia, Sonia, Isabel, Juana , Mercedes , Cecilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kahn



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