A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy fabric and snacks.


Mujeres Forjadoras Group's story

Ana and her husband have a clothing business where both of them work in order to get their family ahead. They have three school-aged children. At the same time, Ana has a small business selling snacks that she started with her savings. This has allowed her to help more with the household expenses, especially with the education of their children. The loans from EDAPROSPO allowed her to gather more capital so that her business could continue to grow and her store is now filled with snacks. Ana is a member of Mujeres Forjadoras Communal Bank, a very close-knit and hardworking group. In the future she wants to find a larger venue for her business, expanding it with grocery sales. For now, she will use a part of the loan to buy fabrics, and the other part to buy snacks to sell.


* Ana is the last in line wearing the cream-colored turtleneck.

In this group: Ana Maria, Fatima Velarmina, Quispe Changanaqui Kelly Carmen, Sofia, Maria Ysabel, Dula, Yrma*, Maria Carmen, Gladys Rosana, Joselyn Diana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell



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