A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy supplies.


Las Palmeras Group's story

The “LAS PALMERAS” group will start their first loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the Panamericana Focal Center. This group has 6 members and is headed by a board of directors with Ms. Juana as the treasurer. The women have a variety of businesses. Among them are: blanket weaving, amautas and chiflera (natural healing), telephone answering service, operating a diner, making handcrafted sweaters, and selling candles.

Juana said that this is the first time she has worked in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution by invitation. Currently she owns a business selling food, which she learned from her family and has done for years.

The loan that she will take out will be used to grow her capital (to buy supplies) which she will acquire from Ceja. Subsequent to the development, she will commercialize her sales post. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is tired and has three children.

When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, her response was that she enjoys the meetings.

Ms. Raquel is not pictured because she had to go quickly due to an emergency situation.

In this group: Bernardina, Catalina, Susana Filomena, Raquel*, Nancy Nemesia , Juana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Dina Bach


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