A loan of $1,975 helped a member to purchase ingredients to make salchipapas and to purchase a telephone booth.

Beautiful Skies Group's story

The communal bank named "Beautiful Skies" is on their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer (Kiva Field Partner), as part of Centro Focal de Santiago II. The group is made up of 8 members and it is lead by a board of directors and the group president Yaneth. The members of the communal bank have various business types, including: magazines, curtain sales, prepared food sales, salchipapas (a traditional fast food consisting of sausages and french fries), dessert sales, and stuffing sales.

Yaneth says that it is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer and she joined following a recommendation by a friend. She currently has a business selling salchipapas, a business she started last year. She learned the business from a friend.

The loan will be used to increase her working capital (for her salchipapas business) and to purchase a telephone booth. She acquires the ingredients she needs to make salchipapas at Rodriguez Street and she sells them at Sensata from Tuesday to Sunday, from 4pm to 11pm, with the help of her parents. This business generates an income to support her son in as much as she can. She is single.

When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the orientation.

In this group: Yaneth, Julia, Rosalinda, Victoria, Sixta, Graciela, Gladys, Sabina

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