A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy shoes.


Despertar Group's story

The community bank Despertar will soon start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. It is part of the Villa Tejada group and is comprised of 8 members and is directed by a board of directors of which Gabriela is the secretary. The members run a variety of businesses including: selling chickens, selling shoes, making shoes, making blankets, selling CDs, selling food, and selling clothes. Gabriela says that this is the first loan cycle that the group has had and that she joined the group on the invitation of a friend. Currently, she has a business selling shoes and she has been doing this for years, having learned the trade from her parents. She is requesting a loan to increase her capital for buying shoes, which she buys from the wholesalers and then sells from her stall. This works enables hear to generate income to support her family. When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the health clinic.

In this group: Marina, Ana Maria, Gabriela , Hortencia, Catalina , Maruja Maria, Virginia Florencia, Maribel Marizol
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd


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