A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy air fresheners.

Arco Iris Group's story

The "ARCO IRIS" (RAINBOW) Communal Bank is beginning its fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Regional Centre. The group is made up of 8 members and is headed by a board of directors, of which Claudia is their president. The Communal Bank members' businesses are varied, and among them there are: potato sales, food sales, a beautician, a seamstress, sweet sales, air freshener sales, bed sales and hand-knitted jersey sales.

Claudia tells us that she joined the group 7 months ago, following an invitation by her friend to do so. Currently, she runs a business selling air fresheners and she has been doing this for many years. She learned her trade from her parents.

The loan that she is applying for will be invested as capital to purchase air fresheners, which she will buy at the markets to later sell at her own sales stand. This business helps her to support her family as she is married with one child.

When asked what it is that she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes all of their services.

In this group: Claudia Luisa, Maruja Domitila, Cacilda, Ruth Vanesa, Cecilia, Antonia, Emiliana, Eva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Reiss

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