A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy motor oil.


Corazon De Oro Group's story

The communal bank "Corazon de Oro" is starting its first loan cycle in the Villa Tejada central offices of Pro Mujer. This group has 8 members, and Francisca is the president. The group has a variety of businesses that they are developing, including: selling lubricants, selling buttons, selling turnovers, weaving blankets, sewing jackets, selling coffee, knitting sweaters, and selling batteries.

Francisca says that she joined her communal bank in Pro Mujer 8 years ago at the invitation of a relative. She now has a business selling lubricants. She learned this business from her husband, who is a mechanic, and she's been doing this work for a number of years. This loan will be used to increase her working capital. She will purchase motor oils from the distributors, and later sell them from her sales location. This type of work helps her to support her family; she is married and has 6 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the health services.

In this group: Francisca Aurora, Juana , Magdalena, Paulina , Betty Petrona, Filomena, Fidelia, Jacinta
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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