A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy noodles, rice, oil, and other products.

Sabrositas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Sabrositas” is starting its 12th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Community Center. This group consists of 11 members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Miriam. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses in order to get ahead such as selling spare parts, bricklaying, selling flowers, selling vegetables, selling cough lozenges, selling American clothes, managing a boarding house, selling blankets, and operating a diner.

Sra. Miriam says that she joined a Communal Bank and Pro Mujer six months ago after receiving an invitation from another group member. She currently has a business selling food and has been working for five months. Miriam learned this trade from her mother.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital so that she can buy noodles, rice, oil, and other products. She buys her supplies in La Ceja and then prepares and sells her dishes from her shop. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family as much as possible. Miriam is single.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Miriam says she enjoys the health services at the clinic.

In this group: Miriam , Aurelia , Santos , Marina , Hilaria , Claudia Eliana, Rosmery , Sonia , Viviana , Edna Patricia , Jesusa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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