A loan of $3,925 helped a member to purchase wool for the making of blankets.

26 De Enero Group's story

The community bank "26 of January" is starting its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the focal center Panamericana. It is made up of nine associates and is run by a board of directors where Mrs. Sonia is the president. The businesses that the members of the association run are varied, among them are carpentry, the making of vicuña blankets, fish sales, blanket weaving, starch and potato sales, clothing sales.

Mrs Sonia notes that this is the third years that she is working for Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution when asked by one of the members. Currently she has a business weaving blankets, which she has been doing for many years. She has learned this trade from her friends.

The loan that she is requesting is to increase her working capital, through the purchase of wool. which she gets from Ceja and after working with it she will sell her products to order. This work allows her to generate income to help her family as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings and the sharing with the other members.

In this group: Sonia, Mary Rosa, Dionicia, Wilma Caiminia, Lilia Tecla, Delia, Paulina, Maria, Beatriz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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