A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy foodstuffs.


Janko Pankara Group's story

The “Janko Pankara” communal bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana focal center. It has seven members headed by a governing board presided by Rosalía. The communal bank members operate a variety of businesses. Among them we have: detergent sales, blanket weaving, food sales, neighborhood store, natural medicines sales, ‘wallaque’ [type of fish stew] sales and sheep sales.

Esperanza indicates that this is the first time she’s worked in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from the promotion. She has a business selling food currently that she's had for years having learned it from her mother.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase her capital. She will buy foodstuffs in La Ceja and once she makes her food she’ll sell it in her stand. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training.

In this group: Rosalia , Ramona , Adela , Francisca , Santusa , Norberta, Nora Esperanza
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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