A loan of $1,925 helped a member to purchase molds and chocolates.


Las Gaviotas Group's story

The "Las Gaviotas" communal bank is starting its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Center. It is made up of nine members and is governed by a board of directors headed by Mrs. Teresa. The communal bank's members' businesses are varied and include: chocolate sales, clothing sales, food sales, a corner store, potato sales, Jell-O sales, and a beauty salon.

Mrs. Teresa says that this is the first cycle that she has worked with Pro Mujer, and she joined at the invitation of friends. She currently has a business selling chocolate, which she has done for two years. She learned this work from her husband.

The loan that she is now taking out is for the purchase of tools for making chocolates (molds and chocolate) from the distributor in Ceja. She will sell her products in the markets. This work allows her to generate an income to support her family where possible. She lives with her common-law husband.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health services.

In this group: Teresa , Margarita, Carla Erika, Julia , Meliza Helen, Milenka, Paola Myrla , Santusa , Guadalupe Lucia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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