A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy threads.


Artesanas Group's story

The 'Artesanas' (Craftswomen) community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has seven members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Juana. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: running a store, selling natural medicines, making tops, making blankets, selling tools and making macramé products.

Juana tells us that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer and she joined through an invitation from a loan officer. She currently has a business making products from macramé. She has been in this business for one year and learned the trade from her friend.

Juana will use this loan to increase her capital (buying threads). She will buy these supplies in the market and then sell her products to order. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She is married and has three children.

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

In this group: Anastacia , Yoana , Efrancia , Nelly Ingris, Juana Angela, Betty , Claudina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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