A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy fabrics and threads.

Zapatito Veloz Group's story

The Zapatito Veloz communal bank will start its 11th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, working with one of the organization’s regional offices in Collpani. This group has right members, and is led by a management board headed by Nancy. The members of this communal bank carry out various businesses, including food sales, kitchen item sales, pork crackling and potato chip sales, general plastic sales, gelatin sales, jacket sewing, sweater-making and furniture sales.

The loan they will take out will benefit small micro-business owners such as Nancy. She notes that she joined Pro Mujer a year and a half ago, having been invited by a friend who is also a member of the association. Nancy currently has a dressmaking business, and says that various years ago she worked in a sewing workshop, but decided to save and open her own workshop and become more independent.

The loan Nancy has now applied for is to increase her capital (buying fabrics and threads), which she will purchase from distribution companies and then use to make items to sell on order. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family as much as possible, as she is married with three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Nancy responded that she likes the training given on loans and health.

In this group: Nancy , Julia , Beatriz, Antonia, Jovita Feliza , Felipa, Cristina, Filomena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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