A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy farm animals and potato seed.


Canelitas De San Antonio Group's story

The “CANELITAS DE SAN ANTONIO” communal bank will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Senkata center. It is made up of nine members and led by a board of directors headed by Aurora. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are: growing potatoes, selling potato flour, raising animals, running a neighborhood store, and running a weaving workshop. Aurora indicates that this is the first cycle that she has worked with Pro Mujer. She was invited by developer and by the group members. At present she has a business raising cattle and growing potatoes. She has done this since she was a child, and learned the trade from her parents. The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (buy farm animals and potato seed). She will buy in her community and later sell in the markets. This work enables her to generate income to support her family as much as possible. She is married and has five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings.

In this group: Aurora, Felisa, Ceverina , Maria , Benita , Rebeca , Candelaria, Susana, Nicanora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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