A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy peanuts, noodles and oil.

Sol Naciente Ii Group's story

The “Sol Naciente II” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Alto Lima focal center. It has 6 members led by a governing board headed by Ilsa. The members carry out a variety of commercial activities. Among them we have: tailor shop, fruit smoothies and juice sales, food sales, pasta sales, blanket weaving and butcher shop.

Ilsa indicates that this is the first year she’s worked in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution thanks to a neighbor’s invitation. At present she has business selling food that she’s had for the last six years.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy peanuts, oil, noodles, etc. in La Ceja and after she prepares the food will sell in at the Thursday and Sunday markets. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family since she’s married and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she answers that it’s the credit.

In this group: Ilsa , Yola , Dionicia , Pastora, Betania , Lidia , Gregoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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