A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy noodles, rice, sugar, etc.


Celeste Group's story

The “Celeste” community bank are about to start their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which is headed by Florinda. The businesses that the members of the community bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling food, selling sweaters, selling 'salchipapas' (traditional Peruvian fast food), selling jackets, sewing pants, selling cheese and running a neighborhood store.

Florinda says that she has been working with Pro Mujer for five months. She joined the institution through an invitation from a loan officer and some friends. She has a grocery store business where she has been working for sixteen years.

Florinda will use the loan that she is taking out to increase her capital (buying noodles, rice, sugar, etc.). She will buy these products in La Ceja and then sell them in her store. This work allows her to make income to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Florinda replied that she likes the savings.

In this group: Florida , Santa Lucia , Cristina, Juana Maria , Maria Rosa, Marlene , Delia , Julia Claudia , Lucila
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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