A loan of $1,725 helped a member buy cattle to raise and sell.

Heroes Del Chaco Group's story

The “Heroes del Chaco” (Heroes of the Chaco Region) communal bank has launched its 1st loan cycle with Pro Mujer (Pro-Woman), as part of the Panamericana office. The group consists of 8 members and is managed by a directing committee led by Francisca. The businesses the members practice are varied, including launching cattle-raising, weaving blankets, apprentice brick layer, sewing jackets, a barber shop, and selling deep-fried tortillas.

Francisca reports that this is the 1st time she has worked with Pro Mujer and that the group was initiated at the invitation of a promoter in the zone. At present, she is attempting to begin cattle-buying and raising. She purchases her livestock in La Ceja and later sells them in her village. This type of work permits her to generate resources to help her family. Francisca is married and has 8 children.

When asked what she likes best about Pro-Mujer, she responded that she likes the loan system.

In this group: Francisca, Julia, Salomina , Adela , Natividad, Lidia , Lucia , Esperanza

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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