A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy leather.

Rositas 25 De Julio Group's story

The lending group "Rosas 24 de Julio" will begin their 3rd cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the focal center Los Andes. The group is made up of 9 members and is directed by a board headed by Irene. The businesses that the association members have are varied; among them we have: knitting sweaters, knitting hats, selling shoes, car decoration, selling chickens, making jackets, knitting macrame.

Irene started at the invitation of a friend and has worked with Pro Mujer for 8 years. She has a business selling shoes where she has worked for 23 years, having learned the trade from her family.

The loan that she will take out is to increase her capital by purchasing sheets of leather on Max Paredes street which she will later make into shoes and sell in the 16 de Julio market on Thursdays and Sundays. This work has allowed her to generate income to support her family. She is married and has 5 children.

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

In this group: Irene, Elizabet, Antonia, Alejandra , Susana, Blanca , Silvia Patricia , Alicia , Dionicia Margarita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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