A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy toys and gift items.

Pentalfa Group's story

The “Pentalfa” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Tejada Focal Center. It has eleven members led by a governing board headed by Alejandra. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of occupations. Among them we have: clothing sales, toy and gift sales, beauty product sales, shoe sales, grocery sales and slipper sales.

Alejandra indicates that she’s been a member of a communal bank for four years. Currently, she has a business selling gifts and toys that she’s had for years having learned it from her brother-in-law. The loan this cycle is to increase working capital. She will buy toys and gifts in street markets to then resell in an ambulatory fashion (no fixed stand). This way of working allows her to support her family since she’s married and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit training and the health services.

Due to cultural reasons, Rosario does not appear in the photo.

In this group: Sharon Alejandra, Carlos Alavaro, Olga , Luz Elffi, Ingrid Patricia, Erika Dennis, Paola Delia, Rosario Concepción*, Maria, Julia Samuela, Selenne Ginger
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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