A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy snacks.

Dos De Febrero Group's story

The “Dos de Febrero” (February 2) communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Center. It has 10 members and is led by a governing board headed by Fanny. The businesses the members carry out are varied. Among them are: dressmaking, snack sales, sportswear making, potato sales, neighborhood store, CD sales and food sales.

Fanny indicates that this is the first cycle she’s worked with Pro Mujer; a girl friend invited her to join. She currently has a wholesale snack sales business that she started with her husband. She tells us that one day they were passing through Ceja and decided to buy snacks gradually increasing their business. Now, they sell wholesale and on order.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital (snacks) that they will buy at wholesale in Ceja and then sell very day during the morning and afternoon with her husband. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family in whatever way is possible; she is married and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training.

In this group: Fanny Mauricia, Yaniet, Silvia, Justina, Ruth, Natividad, Rosa, Hilda, Lourdes Norka, Aangela Brigida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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