A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy multi-colored wool, thread and buttons.

Joyitas Group's story

The “Joyitas” communal bank will begin its second loan cycle at Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional hub. It is made up of 9 members and is managed by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Juana. The businesses carried out by members of the communal bank are varied and include: machine knitted skirts, a chauffeur, woven blankets, a general store, a bakery and a cleaning service.

Sra. Juan states that she has been working with Pro Mujer for a year and that she joined the organization by invitation from a supporter in the area. Currently she has a business that she started running recently selling machine knitted skirts, a craft she learned from her mother.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her capital (to buy wool, thread and buttons wholesale) and she will work at home. This kind of work will enable her to generate income to support her family since she is a single mother and has two children.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the fact that all of the disbursements are prompt.

In this group: Juana, Adela , Keila Maria , Concepción , Eudocia , Filomena, Sulma , Petrona, Eron Beltran
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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