A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy fabric.

Heroes Del Chaco Group's story

The communal bank "Heroes del Chaco" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer through the Panamericana regional center. The group is composed of eight members and is directed by an executive board where Señora Esperanza is the secretary. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied; among them, we have neighborhood shops, weaving shawls, brickwork assistant, sewing sheepskin jackets, selling tostados, selling coca and fruit.

Señora Esperanza indicates that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution through a promotional invitation. At the present time she has a sewing business that she has been working in for years. The loan that she is taking out now is to increase her capital (buy fabric), which she buys from the 16 de Julio market. She makes her products on order and sells them. This form of work allows her to generate income to help her family, since she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training.

In this group: Francisca, Julia , Juana, Adela , Natividad , Lidia , Lucia, Esperanza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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