A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy chocolate.


Las Naranjitas Group's story

The “LAS NARANJITAS” community association is starting its first cycle in “Pro Mujer,” as part of the Santiago II Central Office. The group is made up of eight members and governed by a board of directors. Kathia is the group’s president. The businesses that the members run include art sales, alpaca yarn weaving, quilt sales, chocolates, wedding gifts, shoe making, packaging tape sales, and cosmetic sales.

This loan will help small businesses like Kathia’s; she is beginning her second cycle as a “Pro Mujer” member. She joined after being invited by a promoter who visited her home. She has a chocolate making business, having learned the art from her mother.

This loan will increase her working capital and she will buy chocolates in quantity from stores, and resell them from her point of sale. This job allows her to generate income to support her family; she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training, loans, and health benefits.

María Elena is not in the photograph for cultural reasons.

In this group: Kattia Teresa, Maria Soledad, Maria Angelica, Lidia, Elizabeth, Yanet Lidia, Delfina, Maria Elena*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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