A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy food products.

Rosas Blancas Group's story

The 'Rosas Blancas' community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has six members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Máxima. The businesses that the members of the community bank are engaged in are varied and include: running a neighborhood store, selling lunches, selling salchipapa (traditional fast food), working as a cook, working as a builder's assistant and working as an assistant cook.

Máxima says that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution through an invitation from a loan officer. She has a neighborhood store and food sales business which she has been working in for some time.

Máxima is taking out this loan to increase her capital. She will buy groceries from wholesalers and then sell them from her sales location. This work enables her to make income with which to support her family. She is married and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Máxima replied that she likes the health services, the savings and the training.

In this group: Maxima , Luisa , Marialena , Reanied, Dominga, Mariana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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