A loan of $3,475 helped a member to purchase wood.


Doradas Group's story

The Communal Bank "Doradas" will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. It is part of the central focus of the John Paul II group, is made up of 8 members, and is directed by a board with Mrs. Yola as President. The businesses of the communal bank members are varied and among them are the following: weaving blankets, sewing pullovers and sports clothes, making furniture, selling cosmetics, selling meals, butchering meat, selling gifts, and selling furniture. The credit that they receive will benefit small micro businesses like that of Yola, who is a group member. She indicates that six months ago she joined Pro Mujer, entering based on the invitation of her sister-in-law who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business making furniture. She states that she began the shop together with her husband when they got married.

The credit that she will now receive is for increasing her capital (to purchase wood) which she will acquire from market stalls and later make furniture and sell it in the markets of the city. This form of work allows her to generate income in order to support her family as much as possible. She now lives outside of wedlock and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the information about health.

In the fotograph, in addition to "Doradas" group members, we are able to see the daughter of member Mrs. Susan. The daughter is standing behind her mother.

In this group: Yola Virgilia , Angelica, Julia , Angie Jocelyn, Nataly , Susan Graciela, Doris Eliana, Paola Fatima

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon


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