A loan of $1,450 helped a member buy sugar, canned goods, oils, etc.

Hormiguitas Group's story

The Hormiguitas group will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Panamericana. It is comprised of six members and is directed by a board led by Wilma as president. The members of the communal group have various businesses. Among them we have a trade in pork, cheese and meat sales, selling cosmetics, a neighborhood store, apparel sewing, and sportswear sewing.
The loan they take out will benefit the microentrepreneurs of which Wilma is a member. She says that she joined Pro Mujer by invitation two years ago when a friend who is a member of the institution came to visit her at her home.
Now she has her own business of a neighborhood store, which she started after recognizing the needs of her neighbors. The loan she will take out now is to increase capital (to buy sugar, canned goods, oils, etc.) which she will acquire from wholesale sellers and sell in her retail space.
This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she lives in union and has a daughter.
When you ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the office.

In this group: Wilma , Holga , Jhuvinka Edilay , Maria Luisa , Maria Elena, Carmen Esperanza

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Jones

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