A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy coca.


Primicias Group's story

The A.C. “PRIMICIAS” will begin its 5th cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the communal bank Centro Focal Santiago II. It consists of 9 members and is lead by a board headed by Señora Elisabet. The members of the communal bank run various businesses such as: selling cosmetics selling cookies, selling candy, selling toys, selling potatoes, selling coca, selling soups, running a sewing and tailoring workshop . Señora Elizabet says that this is the second year that she works with Pro Mujer, being invited to join by a promoter. She has been running a business selling coca for many years now, a business she learned from her aunt. The loan she is currently obtaining will be used to increase her capital to buy coca which she will purchase at Villa Fatima and later sell in her shop. This kind of work allows her, as she is single, to generate an income to support her family wherever possible. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training and the health care institute. Señora Dora does not appear in the photo due to cultural constraints.

In this group: Elisabet Ignacia, Lidia Liliam, Paola Yessica, Maria Eugenia, Dora*, Ofelia, Lorenza , Manuela, Bertha
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth


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