A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy liquor.

Mariposas Group's story

The communal association "Mariposas" (butterflies) will have its first loan cycle with the Santiago II branch of the microfinance institution Pro Mujer. The group consists of twelve members and is headed by a board under the presidency of Señora Silvia. The members of this communal association have businesses in the following sectors: sale of handicraft, weaving of blankets and towels, welder's workshop and store, sale of sports articles, sale of candies, sale of MP3 and MP4 players, sale of groceries, sale and repair of cell phones, sale of perfume, sale of liquor, knitting and sale of sweaters.

Silvia says that it is the first time she works with Pro Mujer and that she was invited by a relative to join the institution. Currently she has a liquor store, which she has been running for some time.

The loan that she now applies for will be used to increase her inventory (purchase of liquor) which she will buy from her suppliers and then sell in her vending place. This kind of work enables her to earn an income and support her family, because she lives with her parents.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the training sessions.

In this group: Silvia Eugenia, Ines Zulma , Agustina , Carolina , Madelen Wendy , Gustavo Ariel, Victoria , Neyda Alicia, Delia, Erica, Ines, Alcia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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