A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy wool.

Mariscal Intocables Group's story

The communal bank “MARISCAL INTOCABLES” will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of Centro Focal de Santiago II. The group has eight members, and Juana is president of its board. The members have a variety of professions including managing a neighborhood store; weaving blankets; and selling food, vegetables, juices, and salchipapas [French fries with hot dogs].

This loan program helps micro businesses like the one Juana is a member of. She says this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer, to which she was introduced by an institution representative who visited her home. She currently weaves blankets, which she learned by helping her mother. Later, Juana started her own business.

The loan will provide increased capital to buy wool, which Juana will purchase from wholesalers. After weaving the wool, she will fill her customer orders. This work lets Juana earn income to help her family; she is married and has a son. She says she likes the training in credit and health issues she receives from Pro Mujer.

In this group: Juana, Carmen Natalia, Viviana, Margarita, Lucia , Vicenta , Sabina , Rosmery
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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