A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy sugar, rice, and oil.

Flores De Bergel Group's story

The "Flor de Bergel" communal bank will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of its Senkata regional office. This group is composed of eight members and is run by a board of directors, of which Senia is the president. The businesses that the communal bank's members run are varied, but among them are a neighborhood store, underwear sales, a hair salon, door sales, jacket-making, vegetable sales, and banner sales.

The loan that they will receive will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs, like Senia. Senia indicates that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years, joining at the invitation of her friends, who are members of the institution. Currently, she has a neighborhood shop. She learned how to run a neighborhood shop from a previous business that she helped out with, launching her own business subsequently.

The loan that she is now requesting is to increase her capital to buy rice, sugar, and oil. She will buy them from wholesalers and later offer them for sale in her sales location every day. This line of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Senia responds that she likes saving money.

In this group: Senia, Anna , Gilda Lizeth , Elena , Rosse Mary, Remedios, Lidia , Irma Elizabeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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