A loan of $3,175 helped a member purchase chicken and potatoes for food stand.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

The group Enterprising Women will start their eighth cycle with the Pro Mujer organization based in Villa Adela. The group is made up of eight members and is managed by its board led by Mrs. Julia. The members of this community association run a variety of businesses including: food sales, clothing sales, managing a gym, cigarette sales, convenience stores, selling roasted chickens and sewing blankets.

Mrs. Julia has worked with Pro Mujer for five years and joined the group when she was invited by her friends and neighbors. Currently she runs a business roasting and selling chickens and has had this business for some time.

This loan will be used to purchase chickens and potatoes, which she gets in La Ceja and then sells from her food stand.This job allows her to generate income for her family; she is married with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded the credit trainings and the health care provided.

In this group: Maria Rosario, Fabiola Milenca, Ximena Vadna, Julia, Jeanette, Virginia, Liliana Veronica, Wilma Virginia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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