A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy barley.

21 De Septiembre Group's story

21 de Septiembre Communal Bank will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Regional Office. It's made up of eight members and governed by a board of directors of which Brígida is the president. The bank members carry out a variety of businesses, including clothing sales, cattle sales, and milk sales.

The loan they're getting will benefit small business entrepreneurs like Brígida. She says it's the first time she has been a member of Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a loan officer from the institution who went to her house. Currently she has a business selling potatoes and cheese. She says she learned this business from her mother, who taught her to make these products. Later she decided to take her products to the markets to sell.

The loan she's currently getting is to buy barley for animal feed, which she'll get from the area markets and later give to her animals. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her household to the extent possible, because she's single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says the trainings and saving money.

In this group: Brigida, Amalia , Elena , Evaristo, Francisca , Arminda , Simona, Nancy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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