A loan of $1,950 helped a member purchase of sugar, meat, corn flour, cheese, milk, eggs, cattle, T-shirts, jewelry, costume jewelry, linen, carbonated beverages, beauty products (creams, perfumes, lipsticks, face-powders), scrap iron and seeds.


15 De Mayo Group's story

This committee was formed through Mrs. Miguela Portilla, who heard about the program in her mother's neighborhood and brought it to the 15 de Mayo township, where there are working women in need of financial support. The women of the committee are very humble and they exert themselves from day to day to maintain their families. They carry out different activities such as selling clothes, food, costume jewelry, chipas (a cheesey snack food made of manioc or corn flour), accessories for cell phones and rechargers, CDs, vegetables, etc. They will each receive an average of Gs. 408,000 from the loan, which they will invest in the purchase of their raw materials and merchandise.

Blanca B. - Recharger/Cellphone Stall
Miguela P. - Homemade Bread Stall
Martha S. - Cosmetics Stall
Ediltrudis M. - Clothing Stall
Carmen T. - Clothing Stall
Flora F. - Food Stall
Porfiria T. - Food Stall
Norli Cáceres - Hardware Stall
Tomasa N. - Clothing Stall
Lidia S. - Cakes Stall
Guillermina B. - Knick Knacks Stall
Reinalda B. - Plastic Goods Stall
Iluminada A. - Used Clothing Stall
Eleuteria Sarabia - Grocery Stall
Dominga H. - Chipas Stall
Liz C. - Linens Stall
Narcisa V. - CD Stall
Mirta O. - Costume Jewelry Stall
Pablina A. - Food Stall
Mercedes E. - Linens Stall
Nancy L. - Vegetable Stall
Margarita R. - Scrap Iron Stall
Zunilda B. - Cakes Stall
Amada A. - Costume Jewelry Stall
Olga Dávalos - Eggs Stall

In this group: Blanca, Miguela, Martha , Ediltrudis, Carmen, Flora, Porfiria, Norli, Tomasa, Lidia, Guillermina, Reinalda, Iluminada, Eleuteria, Dominga, Liz, Narcisa, Mirta, Pablina, Mercedes, Nancy , Margarita, Zunilda , Amada , Olga

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heidi Petersen



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