A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy merchandise, raw materials and ingredients.

Caminantes Group's story

In one of the main centers of Pro Mujer Juan Pablo II you will find the "Caminantes" Communal Bank. The group is three years old and organized around their reliance on capital in growing their businesses. One of the members is Yola G. who is 48 years old. She has two small businesses. For one she sells food and for the other she sells cookies. For both of these she needs to borrow money in order to buy ingredients such as flour and butter. Yola sells the cookies she makes from the door of her house and she does well. Her friends also have their own businesses where they sell vegetables, rails, dried food, fruit, clothes, cosmetics and food. The need a loan to buy merchandise, raw materials and ingredients and continue growing their business and finding new clients.

In this group: Yola, Irma, Francisca, Angelica Maria, Filomena, Maria Luisa, Albertina, Sonia Dionicia, Ruth Abigail, Claudia Paola

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Fanning

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