A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy fabric and leather.

Unidos Por El Triunfo Group's story


Hercilia C., 60, is married and has 7 children. She is one of 7 enterprising women who compose EDAPROSPO-PROSPERIDAD’s “Unidos por el Triunfo” (United for Victory) communal bank.

Hercilia makes purses, caps and bags from fabric and leather (using a sewing machine). She also makes pearl earrings, necklaces and rings. She has been in this line of work for over 30 years. Long ago she used to work for a textile factory and that’s where she learned how to sew and install finishings. This led her to take a correspondence sewing career course at a CETPRO (Technical Productive Education Center). Hercilia also works cleaning a house.

She invests her earnings in work supplies, transportation costs, food and other expenses of her daughter. Her husband contributes to household expenses similarly.

The latest loan that will be granted will be to purchase fabric, leather and other work supplies.

She would like to specialize in some aspect of sewing in the future and to teach crafts courses based on fabric, pearl and leather.

In this group: Hercilia, Fiorella Defatima, Hortencia, Angelica, Gabriela, Mori Ingaroca , Maritza Fortunata*
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