A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy agave fibers.

30 De Diciembre Group's story

The Community Association "December 30th" is beginning its second lending cycle through Pro Mujer, as part of the Andes focal center. The Association is made up of ten members and is led by a board headed by Señora Patricia. The businesses that community association members conduct are varied, among them are: manufacturing overalls, selling American clothes, making canvas and rope, a workshop for sewing and mattresses, selling candles, selling sodas and selling fresh agave.

Señora Patricia says that she's been working with Pro Mujer for a year, and that she integrated with the institution at the invitation of a spokesperson in the area. She currently has a business braiding agave fibers. It's a business that she has been working in for two years, learning it from her family.

The loan that she will now be drawing on is to raise capital for the purchase of fibers that she acquires on Huyustus Street and sells to order in different markets. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the savings.

In this group: Patricia , Viviana Teresa, Catherine, Roxana, Justina, Teodora , Petrona, Francisco, Eva Elena, Juana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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