A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy pigs and pig feed.

Banco Mujer Mujeres Del Futuro Group's story

Yesenia is the bank president. She and her fellow members were interested in forming a bank in order to obtain a loan that would allow them to develop a productive activity to generate income to contribute toward the family budget, to offer products in their community and to attain economic independence.

The women live in a small town and its surroundings in Cartago called Tejar where there are not too many salaried jobs available according to their academic levels. All the women tend to their household chores and to their small businesses as is Yesenia’s case who has a small pig raising business.

In the morning around 6am she washes out the pig sty, feeds the pigs and returns home to do her chores. At the end of the afternoon she once again cleans out the pig sty and feeds the pigs. Her goal is to grow economically and forge a better future for her and for her family.

The greatest obstacle she faces is not having enough capital to expand the business and this is why she considers the loan offered by the Fundación to be an opportunity to reach her goals.

The group formed thanks to the encouragement from a member who had already participated in another group. One of their strengths is that they have known each other for several years since several of them share a strong family tie. The name they gave their group envelops the goal they have of searching for a better future with more empowered women and with attained goals.

In this group: Yesenia, Emilieth, Mauren, Cindy Loana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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