A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Alegrias Group's story

The “Alegrías” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela Center. It has nine members led by a governing board headed by Sofía. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have fruit smoothie sales, neighborhood store, cheese sales, food sales, grocery sales, backpack sales, bricklayer helper and fruit sales.

Sofía indicates that this is the first cycle she’s worked with Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from a promoter. She has a neighborhood store that she’s been operating for a year having learned this line of work from her cousin.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase capital. She will buy noodles, rice, sugar etc. in the markets and then resell in her store. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family in the best way possible since she’s in a common law relationship and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.

Juana does not appear in the photo because she was at a medical appointment.

In this group: Sofia , Maria , Elia Lola, Delfina , Susana, Julia , Mauricia, Monica , Juana*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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