A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy chilis.

El Paraiso Group's story

The El Paraiso Community Bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional office. There are eight members in the group led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Teodora. The members have a variety of businesses such as selling fast food, running a hardware store, weaving blankets, spinning yarn from vicuna wool, selling coca leaves, and selling chili peppers.

Sra. Agustina began working with Pro Mujer a year ago. She joined the institution at the invitation of another member. Currently she runs a business selling chili peppers as well as other businesses she has had for several years.

The loan she is seeking is for working capital so that she can buy more chilis from la Ceja which she will then sell in various markets. The income from her business enables her to support her family; she lives with her partner and their two children. Agustina tells us that she most enjoys the service provided by and the meetings organised by Pro Mujer.

In this group: Teodora , Sirley Sulema, Maria , Virginia , Magy Marcela , Eleuteria, Monica, Nicolasa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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