A loan of $2,200 helped a member purchase pine wood.

Chicas Azucar Group's story

The Communal Association “Chicas Azucar” is a new group that is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Community Center. The group consists of eight members, one man and seven women.

The “Chicas Azucar” Communal Association has organized its Board of Directors in the following manner:
• Sra. Felipa was elected President.
• Sra. Jhovana was elected Treasurer.
• Sra. Justina was elected Secretary of Records.
The members of the Communal Association engage in various businesses such as selling furniture, selling chicken, driving public service vehicles, sewing handbags, and selling food.

In the case of Sra. Felipa, the Communal Bank President, she sells furniture that her husband produces. When she joined Pro Mujer fifteen years ago, she used her first loan to sell condiments. She received 200 BOB and her business has grown over the years. With her earnings, Felipa was able to switch over to a new business and now engages in carpentry. The carpentry business was her husband’s idea since he had this goal since he was a boy.

Sra. Felipa is 41 years old and a hardworking woman who lives with her husband and five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she enjoys the health classes. She also received good care when she visited the health clinic.

In this group: Felipa, Tito Rolando, Benita, Justina, Abadias, Jhovana, Wilma, Santusa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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