A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy iron to make grills.


Suma Uru Group's story

The communal bank "Suma Uru" will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, at the Los Andes central office. This group has 9 members and is led by a board of directors where Basilia is the Treasurer. The members of this communal bank have a variety of businesses, including: making sports clothes, selling grills, selling school supplies, making and selling sweatshirts, selling cellular phones, making clothing, making blankets, and a grocery store.

Basilia states that she has been working with Pro Mujer for 5 years, and that she joined the institution at the invitation of a friend. Now she has a business selling grills that she has been working in for years. She learned this trade from her parents.

The loan that she is going to take will be used to increase her capital, by purchasing iron from the ironmonger's at wholesale. She will use this iron to make the grills that she sells from her stand. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family. She has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she enjoys being able to save.

In this group: Yngrid Nabil , Janeth Gladys, Anahi Melisa, Ruth Rosmery, Luz Mery , Candy Guadalupe , Zenobia , Basilia , Remedios
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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