A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy candies and toys.


Piedras Blancas Group's story

The “PIEDRAS BLANCAS” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the Germán Busch Center. It is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors of which María Eugenia is the president. The members' businesses are varied. Among them we have: selling sweaters, a bread bakery, selling used clothing, selling toys and candies, sewing sports clothing, selling vegetables, selling furniture and orange juice, and selling toys.

The loan they are taking out will benefit the small businesswomen. María Eugenia is one of them. She says that twenty years ago she joined Pro Mujer on the invitaion of a counselor from the institution who visited her home. Right now she has a business selling candies and toys. She learned about this enterprise from her family.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying candies and toys. She will acquire them from distributors and later sell them in her locale. This will let her generate income to support her family as much as possible, because she in single and has seven children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the trainings about credit and health.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Lucila, Margarita, Yhevana, Silvia María , Felipa Beatriz, Maritza Marisolarisol , Ximena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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