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Promesa Group's story

The "Promesa" ("Promise") Community Bank is a group of nine women who have decided to come together to receive a loan, training and health care. They are part of the main center in Senkata and are starting their first loan cycle. Each one of the members has her own business, as a service provider, producer or merchant. Among the jobs are: sewing sportswear; sewing shirts; selling food; running a grocery store; weaving blankets with alpaca wool; running a body shop; and selling cosmetics. The community bank has a board of directors consisting of president Maria Elena, treasurer Luisa, and secretary Beybi Lupe. President Maria Elena lives with her partner and their three children (ages 11, 10 and 7). She is starting her business. She is planning on opening up a neighborhood store and running it on her own out of her home, and she hopes her oldest children will help her. She is requesting her portion of the loan of Bs. 2000 and plans to use it to purchase supplies such as sugar, rice, noodles and bread. Maria Elena says this is her first experience as a member of Kiva partner Pro Mujer. When asked what attracted her to the institution, she said "the savings and health care."

In this group: Maria Elena, Luisa Rita, Marcela, Aurora, Gladys Ximena, Maritza, Marlene, Beybi Lupe, Rosa*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein


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