A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy wool.

Claveles Group's story

The Cleveles communal bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo II regional office. It is comprised of six members and is run by a board of directors, which Simona heads. The businesses that the ladies are engaged in are varied and include: making macramé, selling “salchipapas” (fried potatoes and fried sausages), selling DX N products (natural health care supplements), selling sweets, and making blankets.

Simona says that this is her first year of working with Pro Mujer. She joined the institution by invitation from some neighbors. She currently has a business weaving blankets, which she has been doing for some time. She learned how to this at a club for mothers.

The loan that she will now take is to buy wool, which she will get at the fairs. She will use the wool to make products that she will later sell by order. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the loans.

In this group: Simona, Victoria , Adela Flora , Margarita , Zenobia Lucia, Maribel Monica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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