A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy soft drinks, oil, noodles, rice, etc.

Las Tejedoras Group's story

The 'Las Tejedoras' (The Weavers) community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo regional office. The bank has fourteen members and is managed by a board of directors, which is led by Leandra. The women are engaged in a range of different business activities which include: knitting blankets, selling food, grocery store, selling fruit, metalwork shop, sewing workshop, weaving, selling confectionery, carpentry workshop.

Leandra says that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined through a promotional invitation. She current business is a neighborhood store and she has been working in this business for five years.

The loan that Leandra will receive will be used to increase her capital, buying soft drinks, beer, oil, rice and noodles, which she acquires wholesale in La Ceja and sells in her store every day. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She lives with her partner and has one daughter.

In the photograph, a sister of one of the members is accompanying the group. She is the lady in black.

In this group: Leandra, Cristina Maria, Rosmeri , Maxima, Veronica , Ximena, Wilma, Sofia Bacilia , Beatriz , Laura, Victoria, Albertina , Basilia, Justina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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