A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy gold.

Las Estrellas De 3J Group's story

The community bank "Estrellas de 3J", is starting its first loan cycle with the regional office Pro Mujer in Juan Pablo. The group is comprised of six members and is overseen by a board of directors, of which Verónica is the president.

The members are engaged in various business, including the sale of jewelry, beer, sweatshirts, coats, and cleaning tools, as well as fruits and vegetables.This loan will benefit these small microbusinesses.

Verónica reports that this is the group's first time working with Pro Mujer. She was invited to work with them by a friend who works for the institution. Currently she has a business selling jewelry. She says that she began selling jewelry years ago in order to help her parents. She later established her own business.

She will use her portion of the loan proceeds to purchase gold at wholesale and to make jewelry to order for her customers. This form of work will enable her to generate resources to support her family to the greatest extent possible. She lives with her common-law husband and their son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she reported that she likes the training in the areas of health and finances.

In this group: Verónica , Lidia , Saturnina , Monica , Aide Marlene, Bethzabe Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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