A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy provisions.

Seke Group's story

The SEKE Communal Bank will start their 17th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Regional Hub. It is made up of nine members and it is managed by a board of directors headed by Silveria. The communal bank's members do various kinds of work, such as weaving blankets, selling food, selling the traditional drink, api, shoemaking, selling beds, selling soft drinks, and craftwork.

Silveria tells us that she's been working with Pro Mujer for eight years and that she joined the institution after being invited by their adviser. She currently has a business selling food that she's had for years.

The loan she is taking out now is to increase her capital to buy canned food in la Ceja that she will later sell at her stand. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family, as she is married with three children.

When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, she told us that she likes the training sessions and the health area.

In this group: Silveria, Paulina, Isabel , Lourdes, Aida Jhanet , Juana , Petrona, Alicia , Julia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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