A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy livestock.

15 De Agosto Group's story

The lending group "15 de Agosto" is in its first cycle with Pro Mujer. It is composed of 16 members and is directed by a governing board where Tomasa is the president. The businesses that the group members are involved with are very diverse, and they include the sale of cheese and chuño (a freeze-dried potato product), sale of sausages, neighborhood shops, truck and plow drivers, handicrafts, livestock, sale of meat, sale of other food items, sale of bags, and sewing and knitting sweaters.

This loan will benefit the micro-enterprises of Tomasa's group. She indicates to us that this is the first time that she is working with Pro Mujer, by invitation of a woman from the institution who went to her house to visit her. She currently has a business selling coin purses and raising livestock, learning both of these activities from her mother when she was a child.

This loan will be used for working capital, to buy livestock from the surrounding communities, so she will be able to raise it. This will allow her to generate income to support her family, as she is married and has 4 children.

When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings component of the lending group structure.

In this group: Tomasa, Nancy , Juana Tomasa, Lidia , Jacinto, Delia, Juana Rosalia, Celestina , Isidro, Hilda , Sonia, Julia , Milma Yolanda, Bernardino, Ema Albertina, Nelson

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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