A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy lingerie and to do catalog sales of items for food packaging.


Emprendedoras De Chilamate Group's story

Banco Mujer Emprendedoras de Chilamate (Entrepreneur Women’s Bank of Chilamate) The communal bank has worked with Fundación Mujer since 2009. They are in the Poas area and made up of 8 women, two of whom ask for a renewal of their loan with this opportunity. They are a group of women entrepreneurs with the idea of receiving economic assistance from Fundación Mujer, of improving their household income, and of offering help in their community so that other women can grow socially and economically. They show themselves to be a well-known group, and they have experience in work and equipment as well as solidarity which is an important part of their work. They maintain work ethic in the group, and they have developed other complimentary activities in order to generate income. Among the development activities are food sales and raffle sales. One members of the group paid off her loan this February and made a request to renew. Her name is Daniela, 29 years old, who is a mother of 3 and works doing nails and catalogue sales. This is her fourth loan, and she has demonstrated an excellent payment record as well as personal and economic growth. The group has assets in order to develop their business activities which they took from themselves in order to demonstrate solvency. They have established their business plan, tending to their home as well as their business. Apart from the economic help for their business, the communal bank has experience doing things to generate money and to grow. They commit themselves to work as a team in order to move this enterprise forward and to comply with the obligations agreed to with this loan. The communal bank will support these business activities, seeking to consolidate and support other member in maintaining their business. The communal bank has equipment and a customer base for the products that they are already selling. They are a united group, and they have complied with the requested loan terms for the formation of the Banco Mujer in respect to the training process, demonstrating commitment and punctuality.

In this group: Yorleny , Daniela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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