A loan of $1,725 helped a member buying merchandise for a neighborhood store.

Amigas De Villa Victoria Group's story

The communal bank “Amigas de Villa Victoria” was formed in connection with the Santiago II Regional Office. This new group has eight members, 7 women and 1 man, headed by Doris as president.

Doris comments that it this is her first experience with our institution. Her brother was the one who invited her to become part of the association. The business she runs requires patience and time, because it is a neighborhood store. One great advantage is that the store is in her own home, and her daughter helps her with sales. She requested a loan with the objective of buying merchandise to stock her store. What she likes most about Pro Mujer is the training and the health clinic.

The “Amigas de Villa Victoria” communal bank has eight members who also have their own businesses. These include lingerie sales, blanket weaving, fruit sales, braiding and blanket weaving, meat sales, backpack making, and minibus service.

In this group: Doris, Juan Carlos, Pamela, Maria Daniela, Basilia, Herminia, Yecenia Melina, Patty Faty

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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