A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy lumber.

Estrellas Celestes Group's story

The “Estrellas Celestes” (Celestial Stars) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by María. The members are engaged in a variety of business activities among which we have: furniture sales, sales agent, coat and vest making, macramé weaving, sweater making, commerce, clothes sales and used clothes sales.

María indicates that this is the first time she’s worked in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from one of the promoters. She currently manufactures furniture (carpentry shop), a business she’s had for years having learned from her father.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase her capital. She will buy lumber in the stands and once the furniture is made she’ll sell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she’s separated and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the recuperation and the health services.

In this group: Maria Ster, Justina , Karolina, Isabel , Silvia , Margarita, Beronica, Olga Nieves

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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