A loan of $950 helped a member to buy aluminum.


Las Pagadoras De Villa Ingenio Group's story

The group “LAS PAGADORAS DE VILLA INGENIO” will begin their first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Focus Center of Los Andes, it's formed by six members and lead by board of directors where Alicia is the president. The businesses that the members have are varied such as: vegetable sales, blanket knitting, bath items sales, popcorn sales, Korean clothing sales, skirt tailoring and aluminum melting.

The loan requested will benefit the micro-businesses of the group Alicia is part of, she indicates that this is the first time she came to Pro Mujer, she joined after being invited by one of the institution promoters that went to see her at home. Currently she has a business where she melts aluminum and where they make rings; she started this business to help her parents, who also work on this activity.

This new loan will be used to increase working capital and buy aluminum that she will buy from places that sell scrap metal and later on she will will sell to stores by the order. This system allows her to generate income to support her family, she is married with two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says working with a group.

In this group: Alicia , Antonia , Maria Leny , Victoria, Veneranda, Elisa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt


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