A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy fruit, noodles, potatoes, oil, and other items.

Suma Sartawi Group's story

The A.C. SUMA SARTAWI will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer here as part of the Centro Juan Pablo. It has 12 members and is led by an executive committee headed by Amalia. Members of this communal bank work in various businesses, some of which are the sale of rugs, food sales, beef offal sales, creating dolls from cloth, selling sweets, selling dolls, driving, making handicraft items, weaving blankets by hand or machine, sewing baby clothes, and a general store.

Amalia tells us that this is her first cycle with Pro Mujer and that her neighbors extended an invitation. She has been in the business of selling food for the last few years, which she learned from her sister-in-law.

She is asking for this loan in order to supply her business, buying vegetables, potatoes, noodles, oil, and other items that she will buy at the market and later prepare and sell with the help of her husband. This form of work allows her income where it's possible in order to support her family, as she lives with her husband and 2 children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said she likes the office.

In this group: Leonor Zulma, Mary Cruz, Amalia, Delia Remedios, Maria , Francisca, Gisela, Maria, Lourdes, Fabiana, Oocar Javier , Cristina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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