A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy fabric, threads, etc.


Zapatito Veloz Group's story

The “Zapatito Veloz” (Swift Little Shoe) community bank is about to start its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani regional office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Marisol. The businesses that the members of the community bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling stoves, selling 'chicharrones' (fried pork rinds), sewing, selling plastic products, selling sweaters and sewing jackets. Marisol tells us that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years. She joined through an invitation from some of her family members. She currently has a business sewing track suits and has been in this business for three years. Marisol will use the loan that she is requesting to increase her capital (buying fabric, threads, etc.). She will buy her supplies in the market and then, when she has made her outfits, she will sell them in her store. This work enables her to make income with which to support her family in so far as she can. She is married and has one child. When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Marisol replied that she enjoys sharing with her fellow bank members and also the savings.

In this group: Marisol, Julia , Antonia, Vilma, Jovita Feliza, Juana, Nancy , Filomena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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