A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy potatoes.

6 De Marzo Group's story

The “6 de Marzo" communal bank will begin its 1th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Panamericana regional office. It is composed of eight members, and is led by a board of directors, of which Ricarda is the chair. The businesses that the members of the group carry on are varied, and include: sale of bread, jewelry, neighborhood store, sewing jackets and shawls, sale of CDs, boarding house, weaving macramé shawls, and carpentry.

The loan they will take out will benefit small entrepreneurs like Ricarda. She says that she joined Pro Mujer seven years ago at the invitation of a member who is a participant in the institution. Currently she has a business selling potatoes, that she has worked in for some years, and that she launched through her own initiative.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her working capital, by buying potatoes that she will buy from the wholesalers and subsequently sell at her stand. This form of work allows her to generate income for supporting her family as much as she can, as she is single and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health clinic.

In this group: Ricarda , Monica , Rogelia , Tiburcia, Tiburcia Basilia, Relya, Ana Gimena, Maruja

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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