A loan of $2,750 helped a member buy dryers and creams for her hair salon.

Mujeres En Progreso Group's story

The Santo Domingo group emerged through promotions in the area. All of the women engage in productive activities like a kiosk, beauty salon, snack bar, selling food as a street vendor, selling clothes, and selling handicrafts. Each one is very satisfied with the work they do. They feel very committed to their communal bank.

The women comment that through their work with the communal bank they are able to leave their daily routines in their houses. This makes them feel very good. Also, all of them are learning new things like how to make a plan, a budget, and savings. They are grateful for the trainings and the loans they receive.

Fermina is one of the members. She has been a hairdresser for several years. She studied this profession when she was very young. After a few years she was able to open her own salon. At first she just rented. After getting married she was able to open in her house, where she still waits on her customers. Her customers really admire her work, and they constantly request her services.

She is grateful for the loan. She will use it to improve customer service by purchasing dryers and other work tools.

In this group: Fermina, Perla, Irma, Ramona, Maximina, Laura, Mary, Mirta, Eustaquia, Patrocinia, Adriana, Mariela, Dominga, Maria, Corolina*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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