A loan of $3,650 helped a member she will invest in purchasing materials for her shoe repair business such as glue, molds, leather, soles, nails, etc.


Paz Y Progreso Group's story

Señora Inés C., an enthusiastic and enterprising worker, is 49 years old, married with three children. Currently, she is taking on the position of president of the “Paz y Progreso” (Peace and Progress) community bank.

She has been working with EDAPROSPO – Prosperidad for 5 years. Her community bank is maD. up of 12 members who engage in different business like production, trading, and services.

Inés met her husband in a shoe repair shop where they both worked. They fell in love, got married, and decided to open their own business, with the name “Enciso”. They both work there and have been involved in the repair, making, and sale of footwear for more than 10 years. In order to add to the household income, Inés has also worked at providing house cleaning services for 4 years.

This loan will be invested in the purchase of materials for her shoe repair business, such as glue, molds, leather, soles, nails, etc. In the future, Inés would very much like to be an exporter of footwear and also to have a grocery store in her house.

In this group: Teodora, Rosa Pilar, Fausta Beatriz, Judid Magaly, Zara, Estela, Ines Eulogia, Guadalupe, Vicenta, Margarita Yolanda*, Miguel, Eusebia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown



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