A loan of $1,650 helped a member buy sugar, rice, cooking oil, etc., to sell.

Amanecer De Patamanta Group's story

The “Amanecer de (Dawn of) Patamanta” communal bank is beginning its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana office. The bank is composed of 10 members and headed by a board of directors with Reina as president. The businesses that the members of the communal association are involved in vary; among them are a neighborhood store, a butcher shop, making leather jackets, sewing blankets, weaving blankets, buying and selling cattle, and selling potatoes.

Reina reports that this is the 1st time she has worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution through the invitation of a promoter in the zone. At present, she is launching a neighborhood store.

The loan she will receive is to augment her capital (buying sugar, rice, cooking oil, etc.) which she will obtain from La Ceja and, later, sell in her store. This type of work will allow her to generate resources to help her family. She is married and has 5 children.

When asked what she thinks of Pro Mujer, Reina responded that she likes the office.

In this group: Reyna Olga, Mirella, Valentina, Rosa Francisca , Mariela, Remedios, Simona, Lupe De Rosarios, Julia, Lizeth Hermelinda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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