A loan of $2,325 helped a member to purchase livestock.


Mujeres Forjadoras Group's story

Ms. Irma is a 54-year-old divorced mother of three. She is a member of the Mujeres Forjadoras community bank, a group that is comprised of 10 members who own small businesses. Irma has been making and selling bed sheets, bedspreads, and slipcovers for a living for 24 years. She launched this business because she did not want to depend on her partner since he did not let her work and treated her badly. Consequently, Irma got a divorce and had to support her three children, so she set up the sewing shop in which she currently works. Irma states that it was not easy. She had to knock on some doors and sell her merchandise, but thanks to her dedication and efforts, she has managed to obtain better profits, a better quality of life, and a good education for her children. Her eldest son even has his own business now. This loan is for purchasing livestock (cows and bulls) so that she can sell them; this is a new business that she is planning on getting into. We know that Irma will reach her goals with her hard work and efforts, and that these Edaprospo loans will help her.

In this group: Irma Lidia, Santos Maria, Rosa Maria, Juana Hermelinda, Rosa Violeta, Santos Rosario, Felicia*, Luz Eusebia, Gelida Jackie, Janeth Miluska*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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