A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy grocery items.


Esperanza Y Fe Group's story

The communal bank “Esperanza y Fe” will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana administrative office. It is made up of eight members and it is directed by an officer’s group of which Lourdes is president. The businesses of the communal bank’s members are varied and include: neighborhood grocery store, sales of chicken, upholstering, fruit sales, knitting sweaters, knitting shawls and sweaters, and cake sales.

Lourdes says this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution by invitation of the promoter. She now has a neighborhood grocery store where she has been working for several years. She learned how to do this from her mother.

The loan that she will take this time is to increase her working capital (to buy grocery items) which she gets from the La Ceja market and then later sells in her store. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family. She is single and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the trainings.

In the photograph you can see a lady on the side with a baby—she is the cousin of one of the ladies, Justina, who she accompanied when the loan was dristibuted.

In this group: Lourdes , Doris Leonor , Justina , Lourdes , Ximena Mery, Martina , Patricia Encarnacion , Martha Rebeca
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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