A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy corn, rice, milk and sugar.

Mujeres Empresarias Group's story

Susana is 34 years old and her family consists of herself, her husband and 3 children who are currently dependent on them. Susana is a street vendor of mazamorra [corn pudding], an activity which she has been doing for approximately 2 years. The idea came about with the thought of wanting to progress, which is why Susana decided to start her own business.

She also tells us that she knits sweaters, purses, scarves and other things, which she makes upon request. Susana has a goal of establishing a store in her home that offers basic necessities, since she knows that she will generate a better income that way. With the goal of improving her finances, Susana's latest loan request is for buying ingredients to prepare mazamorra such as corn, rice, milk, sugar, etc.

The communal bank "Mujeres Empresarias" is a group composed of 7 members partnered with the program Prosperidad. Magna was unable to be present for this loan due to work-related reasons.

In this group: Miller Alonso, Lidia, Maria Alejandrina, Magna*, Estela Miriam, Paulina, Maura Susana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Mensing

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