A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy canned goods.

Sartasiñani Group's story

The comunal bank "SARTASIÑANI" is beginning its sixth cycle in the Pro Mujer program at the Collpani social center. The group is comprised of nine members and its board of directors is chaired by Mrs. Antonia. The members of the group run different businesses, among which are: cell phone sales, cleaning utensils sales, telephone calling service, butcher, store, detergent sales and grocery sales.

Mrs. Antonia has participated in Pro Mujer for three years and joined the institution by invitation from her daughter. Currently she runs a neighborhood store that she began several years ago, having learned the trade from her mother.

The loan she has requested is to increase her working capital to buy canned goods from wholesale dealers at La Ceja. She will then sell them at her store. This will allow her to generate more income to support her family. She is married and has six children.

When asked what she enjoys most about Pro Mujer, she says it is the savings and interest rate.

In this group: Antonia, Jaanette Marlene, Victoria, Sofia Francisca, Jhovana , Maria Antonia , Rosmery, Valentina, Cecilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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