A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy rice, oil, sugar, etc.

Las Divinas Group's story

The “Las Divinas" community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II regional office. The bank has eight members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Sílvia. The businesses that the members of the community bank are engaged in are varied and include: commerce, production, services and running a neighborhood store.

Candelaria tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined when she saw a flyer. Her business is a neighborhood store and she has been working there for two years. She learned the business from her mother.

Candelaria will use the loan that she is requesting to increase her capital (buying rice, sugar, oil, etc). She will buy these products in the street markets and sell them in her store from 6.00am to 10.00pm. This work enables her to make money with which to support her family. She is married and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Candelaria replied that she likes the business training and the health service.

In this group: Silvia Eugenia, Ines Zulma, Erika Mery, Ruth Marianela , Laura , Romalda , Doris , Eusebia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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