A loan of $2,500 helped a member to invest in her business (brick-making).


Alpacoma Group's story

The communal bank "ALPACOMA" is beginning its seventh term through Pro Mujer, at the Villa Exaltación Center. It is comprised of eight members and has a board of directors that is chaired by Mrs. Catalina. The communal bank members have different businesses, among which are commerce, production and services.

Mrs. Catalina joined Pro Mujer two years ago by invitation from acquaintances of hers. Currently she has a brick-making business that she has been working at with her husband for six years.

The loan she is requesting now is to invest in her business (brick-making), where all of her family works. This type of work lets her generate income to support her family, since she is in a common law marriage and and has eight children.

When asked why she likes Pro Mujer, she says its because of the benefits, savings and training.

In this group: Catalina, Noelia, Alfredo, Concepción, Olga Honorita, Justina Julia, Martha, Lidia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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