A loan of $2,325 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine.


Poderosas De Cumaravi Group's story

The communal bank "PODEROSAS DE CUMARAVI" will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II. It is composed of 8 members and is directed by a governing board of which Lourdes is the president. Members of the communal bank maintain a variety of businesses. Among them, we have shoe soles, selling fruit, a meat and grocery store, selling sweaters, knitting baby clothes, selling condiments, and a cafeteria. The loan that they will take out will benefit small micro-enterprises, including Lourdes's. She indicates that 7 months ago she joined Pro Mujer by invitation from an adviser of the institution who went to her house to invite her. Currently, she has a business of repairing shoe soles. She says that she learned this business from her parents and later started it in her husband's company. The loan that will take out now is for the improvement of her tools (purchase of a sewing machine) which she will acquire from the distributor. Later the development will be sold to galleries by order. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, since she is married and has five children. When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the care and the training in health and credit.

In this group: Lourdes Eulalia , Jeannette Gladys, Amalia Reyna , Petronilla Hilaria, Isabel, Jeannette, Rufina , Agapia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bloss


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