A loan of $2,775 helped a member to purchase noodles, oil, flour, and rice.


Ocomisto Group's story

“Ocomisto” communal association begins its first cycle in Pro Mujer (Pro Woman) as a part of the Los Andes focal center. It consists of ten members, and is run by a board headed by Nely, who is on the left hand side of the photo with a blue cap and who is writing in the passbook. The businesses of the communal association are varied, and include: milk production, store, sale of footwear, beer sales.

Nely states that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer, and that she joined the group when invited by one of the promoters in the area. At present she runs a general store.

The loan she will take out now is to buy merchandise (purchase of pasta, oil, flour, rice), which she will buy from wholesalers to subsequently sell in her house. This arrangement allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has four children.

When asked why she likes Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit extended and the counseling.

In this group: Nely, Veronica , Gregoria Catalina, Eugenia, Andres Justino , Lucia Evarista, Alejandrina, Eulogia , Beronica, Nicolasa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Jane Wilkie


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