A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy fruit.

Margaritas Group's story

The “Margaritas” (Daisies) communal bank will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación regional office. The bank is comprised of nine members, and it is run by a board of directors. Gualbertina is the treasurer. The members of the communal bank carry on various business activities. Some of them are making blankets, selling vegetables, selling fruit, selling cheese and yogurt, selling cosmetics, weaving blankets, selling batteries, and selling clothes.

Gualbertina says that she joined Pro Mujer seven months ago by invitation from long time members. She currently has a business of selling fruit. She has been working in her business for three years.

The loan that she will now take out is for the growth of her business (to buy fruit). She will get it in La Ceja, and she will sell it at her sales location. This form of work allows her to generate resources in order to support her family as much as is possible. She is married and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the health trainings and the loan.

One of the members in the photograph was not placed in a space with enough room. That is why you only see half of her body.

In this group: Mariela , Filomena, Genoveva Dionisia , Elena Alejandra , Rosa , Eulalia Damiana , Gualbertina , Isidora, Marcela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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