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A loan of $775 helped a member to buy glue and leather.

Mujeres Trabajadoras De Laderas De Chillon Group's story

Jesus is 49 years old and a successful merchant and shoemaker. He began doing this type of work 15 years ago because of the unstable labor market, which at that time meant that jobs were short and many people were let go. A friend recommended him to work at a shoe company where he remained for many years, and there he learned to make shoes and slippers. He also studied on his own and took classes to improve himself. With all of his experience, he opted to open his own business and today he makes shoes in quantity and supplies various stores. Thanks to his work he has a home of his own and a car which allows him continue moving ahead. It has also permitted him to provide financial stability to his family. He and his wife have started a new business; a soda fountain in which they have invested their savings. Later they want to expand their home so they can rent out space to merchants. Jesus is the president of the newly formed “MUJERES TRABAJADORAS DE LADERAS DE CHILLON” communal bank. He hopes to continue getting ahead with his group and with a loan that he will use to buy supplies that he needs for his business, such as glue and leather.

In this group: Jesus, Nancy Rosario, Blanca Beatriz, Rosa Graciela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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