A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy yarn.


Corazon De Estaño Group's story

The 'Corazón de Estaño' community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has nine members who are managed by a board of directors. Gimena is the board secretary. The businesses that the ladies carry out are varied and include: selling clothes, selling fruit, selling vegetables, running a hardware store, selling toys, knitting blankets, running a clothes store and selling 'salchipapa' (traditional fast food).

Gimena tells us that this is the first loan cycle that she has participated in with Pro Mujer. She joined through an invitation. Gimena currently has a business knitting blankets. She started the business one year ago. She used to knit for other people and then decided to start her own business.

Gimena will use this loan to buy yarn for knitting blankets. She will buy her supplies in the street market in Alto Lima. When her products are made, she will sell them to customers on request. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She is single and has two children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Gimena replied that she likes the training sessions.

In this group: Maria Nancy, Maria Dina Telma, Hilda Modesta , Graciela, Sabina, Atanacia , Marina, Susana , Gimena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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