A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy fabric.

Claridad Group's story

The "Claridad", or "Clarity" Communal Bank is about to begin it's first loan cycle with [field partner] Pro Mujer. It is part of the Centro Santiago II Group, composed of 11 mmbers and headed by a board of directors lead by Señora Carola. The group members are building a variety of bussinesses, and among them we have: DVD sales, secretarial support, a shop, selling sweets, selling food, dressmaking, weaving, sales, and a bookstore.

Señora Carola says that this is her second year of working with Pro Mujer, having come in at the invitation of her mother, At present she has a business making and selling sportswear, which she started 2 years back and which she learned from her sister.

The loan she is seeking is to increase her working capital by buying cloth, which she buys wholesale in La Ceja and sells at retail each morning and afternoon, with the help of her sister. This type of work enables her to generate income to support her family as much as possible, as she is married adn has 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she states that she likes the training they give.

In this group: Carola Jhovana, Lucila, Evencia, Lucy Marlene, Concepción , Adriana Alejandra, Soledad Silvia, Silvia Rosario, Erminia, Jhanneth Monica , Rafael

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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