A loan of $5,225 helped a member to buy sugar and flour etc.

Dia De La Mujer Group's story

The “DIA DE LA MUJER” (Woman's Day) Communal Bank is starting its third cycle with Pro Mujer at the Villa Exaltación Regional Center. The group is made up of 12 members under the direction of a governing board, and whose Treasurer is Andrea. The communal bank members' business are varied in nature, among them there are underwear sales, cake sales, cosmetic sales, clothing sales, a poulterer, blanket and food sales, vegetable sales, a cargo carrier and home appliance sales.
The loan that they are applying for will benefit this group of small business owners of which Andrea is a member. She says that this is her second loan cycle with Pro Mujer after she was invited to join by her friend who's a member of the institution. Currently, she has a business selling cakes which she has been running for the last 4 years. She started the business as she needed money to pay for her college course, and she had some help from her mother who taught her how to make her goods and helped her to sell them.
This loan is to increase her production level (to buy flour and sugar, etc). She will buy the goods from the wholesalers and after baking her cakes, she will sell them in some of the city colleges. This work allows her to generate funds to support herself financially.
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health support and loan.

In this group: Maria Teresa , Trinidad, Maria Teresa, Candelaria Rosa , Maria Angelica, Veronica Nelly, Irma Veronica, Francisco, Lucy , Lidia , Andrea Michele , Ramona Martina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Reiss

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