A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy clothes.


Dulce Aroma Group's story

The Dulce Aroma ('Sweet Smell') communal bank is starting its first cycle with field partner Pro Mujer, as part of the focus centre of Villa Exaltación. It has eight members and is headed by a board; Cinthia is the treasurer. The members have different types of businesses: selling snacks, selling trousers, sewing and selling clothes, making jackets, selling blouses, cosmetics, weaving artisanal cloth, selling spirits. The money these small entrepreneurs borrow benefits all of them. Cinthia says it is the first time she works with Pro Mujer, and that a friend, who is a member, invited her. Cinthia has a shop where she sells clothes. She started this business on her own initiative, trying to get her family out of its state of poverty. She will use the loan to buy more clothes from wholesalers and then sell them in her shop. Her business helps her to generate income to support her family as much as possible. She lives with her partner and their two sons. When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she finds the courses on health and credit opportunities very helpful.

In this group: Salome, Cinthia Teresa , Doris Rully, Juana, Cristina, Doris , Marta, Rosalia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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