A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy staples such as rice, pasta etc.

Fe Y Esperanza Group's story

The Fe y Esperanza (Faith and Hope) Community Bank is beginning its first loan cycle with Kiva partner Pro Mujer. It is part of the Senkata central office. Fe y Esperanza is a new group formed to access credit, training, and health education, and is composed of ten woman and one man. They run several businesses: crafts (knitting wool sweaters), neighbourhood shops, making ponchos from angora wool, knitting baby clothes, sportswear sales, cosmetics sales, vegetable sales, food sales, and weaving ponchos by hand.

Señora Julia is president of the group. She is married and has four children. This is her first loan cycle. She became part of the group after being invited by the development officers of Pro Mujer who were in the neighbourhood to explain the program. Four months ago Sra. Julia opened a store in her house. It is open from 7 am to 9 pm. Her children help her run the store. She plans to buy more stock with her loan.

Of the advantages offered by Pro Mujer, Julia most likes working with the other women and having access to health services.

In this group: Julia, Cruz, Lucila, Martha, Silvia, Freddy Hernan, Marina, Eva, Nely, Norma Fidelia, Susana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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