A loan of $2,050 helped a member to purchase wood for making crates.


Las Rosas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Las Rosas” (The Roses) is starting its 11th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Community Center. This group consists of seven members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Maria Luisa serves as its treasurer. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different types of businesses to get ahead such as manufacturing crates, retail shops, production, and services.


Sra. Maria Luisa says that she has been working with Pro Mujer for one year. She joined the organization after being invited by a local promoter. At the moment, she has a business that manufactures tomato crates. She has been involved in this type of work for four years and learned the trade from her relatives.


This loan will be used to increase her capital for purchasing wood. She acquires the wood from the lumber yards and manufactures her products according to order. Working this manner has enabled her to generate income to support her family. Maria Luisa is in a common-law marriage and has two children.


When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Maria Luisa said that she enjoys the savings and the training classes.

In this group: Severina , Rosenda , Ibette Magaly , Maria Luisa, Magdalena , Soledad , Roxana Mary

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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