A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy wool.

Antonio Paredes Candia Group's story

The A.C. “ANTONIO PAREDES CANDIA” will begin its 11th loan cycle in Pro Mujer as part of its focus on Panamerica. It is made up of 8 members and is governed by a board of which Señora Miguelina is the treasurer. The businesses the communal bank members are involved in are varied and consist of macrame, carpentry, grocery store, bakery, sewing, selling blankets among others.

Señora Miguelina says that she has been working in Pro Mujer for more than 3 years. She was invited to join the communal bank by a demo lady in the area. Currently, she has a crafts shop selling blankets, a craft she learned from her relatives. She has been running the shop for the last 3 years.

The loan she is taking is to increase her working capital to buy wool which she will acquire in La Ceja and then post production take home.

This work flow allows her to generate resources to support her family as she is in a common-law marriage and has 2 children.

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

The photograph does not include Señora Agustina as she is in a consultation.

In this group: Clementina Andrea , Maria Magdalena, Miguelina Wencesla , Zulma, Agustina *, Martha , Dionicia, Nasaria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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