A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy noodles, oil, soft drinks, etc.


San Andres Group's story

The “SAN ANDRES” community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II regional office. The bank has six members and is run by a board of directors which is headed by Asunta. The businesses that the ladies are engaged in are varied and include: making tracksuits, buying and selling iron, running a neighborhood store, selling sweaters and selling meat.

Asunta tells us that she has been a member of a Pro Mujer community bank for twelve years. She joined through an invitation from a friend. She currently has a neighborhood store where she has been working for years.

Asunta will use this loan to increase her capital (buying noodles, oil, sugar, etc.) She will buy her products in La Ceja and then sell them from her sales premises. This work allows her to make the money she needs to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Asunta replied taht she likes the training and the savings.

In this group: Asunta Elvira, Juana, Beatriz , Bernalda , Natividad, Celestina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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