A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy cloth and ribbons.


Imperial Group's story

The communal association 'Imperial' is starting their first cycle with 'Pro Mujer', as a part of the larger group 'Santiago II'. The group is made up of seven members and is lead by a board of directors, in which Eulalia is the treasurer. The businesses that the members of the communal association are involved with are varied and include: sewing skirts and petticoats, selling food, selling woven products, selling snacks, weaving sweaters, a weaving shop, making popcorn and weaving cloth. Eulalia told us that it is the first time that she has worked with 'Pro Mujer' and that she joined the organization voluntarily. She has a business where she sews skirts and petticoats. She has been working in this for some time now. She learned how to do this work in a training institute. The loan that she is taking out now is to increase her capital to buy fabrics and ribbons. She will buy her supplies and later after making her products will sell them in her commercial space. This small business allows her to make income to help support her family. She is a single mother of two children. When we asked her what she likes most about 'Pro Mujer', she said she likes the trainings about savings. In the picture Rebeca is not present for cultural reasons.

In this group: Victoria, Porfiria, Maria, Sandy Veronica, Eulalia, Rebeca*, Lucia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell


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