A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy merchandise (to cook).

Mayak Sartasiñani Group's story

The “MAYAJ SARTASIÑANI” community bank are about to begin their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo II regional office. This group has eight members and its president is Tereza. The businesses that the members of the bank carry out are varied and include: selling American clothes, selling meals, selling rice, selling soft drinks, handicrafts, selling api (a thick purple corn drink), selling thongs (flip flops) and selling potatoes and chuño (dehydrated potato).

Tereza, the bank's president, tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for nine years. She has a business selling meals. She started the business on her own initiative and has been working in it for twelve years.

Tereza will use her loan to buy merchandise (to cook). She makes her sales in the 20 de Octubre market every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 8.00am to 2.00pm. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She lives with her partner and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes to share.

In this group: Tereza, Teodora Antonia, Otilia Esperanza, Rosa, Karen Antonia, Pascuala, Maxima, Josefina Marleny

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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