A loan of $1,925 helped a member to purchase leather.

Constructor Ii Group's story

Communal bank "Constructor II" ("Builder II") will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the focus center Los Andes. It is comprised of seven members and directed by a board headed by Catalina. The businesses run by the members of the communal bank are varied. Among them are selling chuño (freeze dried potato flour), making hats, sewing macramé blankets, selling pants and selling layettes.
Catalina reports that she has been working with Pro Mujer for two years and that she became a part of the institution because she was invited by a promoter. She currently owns a hat making business. She's been in this line of work for years and she learned it from her former boss.
The loan she requests now is to increase her working capital by purchasing leather from hardware stores by wholesale. After crafting it, she will sell it in her sales booth. This line of work allows her to get an income in order to support her family, since she's married and has three children.
When asked about what she likes most about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.
In the picture, Paulina is absent due to cultural reasons.

In this group: Catalina , Basilia , Paulina *, Irma , Julieta Beatriz, Ana Maria, Adela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details