A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy fabric and footwear.

Mañaneras Group's story

The communal asocation "Mañaneras" will begin its tenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the regional office of Villa Exaltación. It is composed of 10 members and is governed by a board of directors, of which Señora Angélica is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association run are varied. Among them we have selling food, selling dishes, technical administrative services, grocery store, selling cell phones, weaving blankets, selling skirts, making bricks, selling footwear, and selling various products.

Part of the loan that they will take out will benefit the little microbusinesses of Señora Angelica. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer one cycle ago, joining at the invitation of her mother-in-law, since she belonged to a communal bank. Now she has two businesses. One is selling footwear, and the other is sewing clothes for children. She tells us that she learned these businesses from her mother-in-law when she helped her work. Later she decided to carry out these same businesses but with home delivery.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (buy fabric and footwear), which she will acquire from her mother-in-law and later sell on order. This form of work allows her to generate resources to help her family as much as possible, since she is married and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes sharing with the other members.

In this group: Angelica Petronila, Mery , Maria , Katia Marenka, Mirtha, Felisa, Lucrecia, Maria Isabela , Paola Maria, Martha
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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