A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy catalogue merchandise, underwear, perfumes, cosmetics and Tupper Ware products.

Banco Mujer Jire Group's story

This group is composed of five women: on top of being friends, they believe in the same faith, and this has been an important element to reach the cohesion of the group.
They live on the Southern Costa-Rican-Panama frontier, an area with peculiar characteristics such as underemployment of the adult male population and a few chances to find a paid job for women over 35 years of age, as the business generated by the big shopping centers requires young women. For this reason, older women are obliged to become their own employers.
However this economic situation creates jobs opportunities for them, as by selling products from catalogue they offer their customers the chance to buy products on credit, something that is not possible in the big shopping centers, where products are sold for cash only.
This loan will be invested in the purchase of catalogue merchandise, underwear, perfumes, cosmetics, and two members will venture into selling Tupper Ware brand products, as these are items requested by their current customers and that could be requested by potential customers as well.
The final aim of their effort is to engage in retail in order to provide a better standard of living to themselves and to their families.

In this group: Jessica Magaly, Edith, Liduvina, Lourdes, Magaly

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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