A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy wood.

Abejitas De Collpani Group's story

The non-profit "Abejitas de Collpani" (Little Bees of Collpani) will begin its 23rd cycle with Pro Mujer (For Women) as part of the Collpani Center. The group is made up of eight members and is directed by a board led by the president, Julia. The businesses led by members of the communal association are varied and include: food sales, clothing sales, quinoa sales, potato and potato starch sales, knitting and selling sweaters, chicken sales, and juice and smoothie sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small business owners like Julia. She tells us that a year and a half ago she joined Pro Mujer, joining on the invitation of her sister who is a member of the group. Currently she has a carpentry business. She learned the business from her husband's family and when they married began to work together.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her capital and buy wood which she gets from small huts at wholesale prices and which she will then sell based on orders. This form of work allows her to earn money to support her family in everything as she is married with two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the health aspect.

In this group: Julia, Irene , Mauricia, Juana, Martha, Grecia Ayde, Emma Ines , Veronica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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