A loan of $1,225 helped a member purchase fabric.


13 De Enero Group's story

The "13 DE ENERO" Communal Bank is a group of 8 women who have decided to join together to receive loans, training, and medical attention. They will be a part of the Germán Busch headquarters in their first loan cycle. Each of these group members has her own business: service, production, or retail. Among them are school supplies, envelopes, skirt production, gas stoves, general goods, skirt sewing, and locksmith services. In terms of its organization, this communal bank has its own board of directors; Ms. Flora, the president, Ms. Margarita, the treasurer, and Ms. Ana, the secretary. The president, Ms. Flora, lives with her husband and one of her three children (the other two have already started their own households). Ms. Flora has been sewing skirts for a living for 20 years. She makes the skirts by special order in her home. When the orders are bigger, her daughter-in-law gives her a hand. The president,doña Flora, requested a loan amount of 2,000.00 BOB, which will be used to purchase bongé fabric. Ms. Flora states that this is her first experience as a member of Pro Mujer. When asked what attracts her most about the institute, she responded, "The fast loan and the savings."

In this group: Flora , Rosmery, Ana, Irene*, Margarita, Paulina, Sofia, Nelly
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian


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