A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy yarn.

Rosales Group's story

The “ROSALES” community bank are starting their second loan cycle as part of the Alto Lima regional office. This group has eight members and their treasurer is Maritza. The members work selling spare parts, selling blankets to order, knitting gloves and hats, selling orange juice, sewing overalls, selling angora yarn and machine-knitting gloves.

Maritza tells us that this is the first time she has been a member of a Pro Mujer community bank. She was invited to join by a loan officer. Maritza's business is selling blankets that she makes on a loom. She has been in this business for a number of years, having learned in a previous job.

Maritza will use this loan to increase her supplies. She will buy yarn from wholesalers and once she has made her products she will deliver them to people who have placed orders. This work helps her to support her family. Maritza is single and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Maritza replied that she likes the health services.

The group members are accompanied in the photo by a loan officer who is the person who distributes the loans.

In this group: Antonia, Maritza, Silvia, Amalia, Claudia, Lucy Miriam, Juana, Yola

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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