A loan of $2,875 helped a member buy merchandise (groceries) for a general store.

Amigas Group's story

The “Amigas” (Friends) communal bank has begun its 6th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo II loan center. “Friends” is composed of 8 members and is led by a directorate headed by Rosario. The businesses carried out by the members of the communal association are varied, including selling costume jewelry, groceries, meals, cosmetics, and operating a neighborhood store.

Rosario tells us that prior to the 3 years she has worked with Pro Mujer, she joined the communal bank at the invitation of her friends. Now she has a neighborhood general store that has been in existence for some time.

The loan that she seeks is for buying groceries in the local public markets, to be sold in her stall. This form of work allows her to generate resources to help her family. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Rosario responded that she likes the savings.

In this group: Rosario , Jhannett Sandra , Micaela Martha, Yemina Griselda , Bertha, Janeth, Fiorela Benita, Amy Judith

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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