A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase fruit.


Marcelina Group's story

The “MARCELINA” Communal Bank will start its thirteenth loan cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Regional Office. It is made up of seven members and has a board presided over by Sra. Nancy. The members of the bank engage in two businesses: they are fruit sellers and artisans.

Nancy has belonged to a communal bank for five years and currently has a fruit selling business that she has worked at for years, learning the trade from her mother. The loan from this cycle is to expand her merchandise (by buying more fruit). She will acquire these products at community fairs and subsequently sell them in her retail space. This kind of work enables her to support her family for she lives in a common law marriage and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she enjoys the training workshops.

In this group: Nancy Elvira, Reina , Lucia , Benedicta, Victoria, Pilar, Marivel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney


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