A loan of $2,125 helped a member to purchase wool and sewing needles.

Siempre Vecinas Group's story

The “Siempre Vecinas” (Neighbors Always) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Focal Center. It has nine members led by Bertha. The members are in a variety of businesses. Among them are: blanket weaving, general store, crafts, sweater sales, clothing sales.

Bertha indicates that this is the first time she’s participated in a communal bank. She currently has a crafts business that she’s had for two and half years. The loan she’s now taking out is to purchase material for her crafts(wool and sewing needles). This method of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to help her family since she’s living in a common law relationship.

Agustina does not appear in the photo because photography goes against her cultural traditions.

In this group: Bertha, Juana, Trifonia, Jhonny Grover, Agustina*, Paulina , Hilda, Lucrecia, Maria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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