A loan of $2,175 helped a member to purchase feed for cattle.

San Jose Group's story

The communal bank "San José" will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the focal center of Patacamata, it is made up of 9 members and is directed by a board with Mrs. Epifania as President. The businesses of the group members are varied and among them they have the following: purchase and sale of sheep, purchase and sale of cattle, running a corner store, purchase and sale of potatoes and potato flour, and milk production.

The credit that will be taken will benefit the small micro-businesses of the group members, one of whom is Epifanea. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer one cycle ago, entering by invitation from a promoter of the institution who went to her house to visit her. Currently she has a business producing milk. She says that she has been working in this area for many years, since it is a family business.

The credit that she will receive is for the care of her cows (to purchase feed), and she will purchase feed from her own community and then feed it to her cows. This form of work allows her to generate income in order to support her family as much as possible, since she is married and has 3 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the area focused on Health.

In this group: Epifania , Esther, Ana Maria, Roxana, Martina, Nieves , Simon Eduardo, Armin Vidal, Juana Lourdes, Nelson, Teodora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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