A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy wool.


Vencedoras Group's story

The “VENCEDORAS” communal bank wiill begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the Juan Pablo II center. It is made up of eleven members and is led by a board of directors of which Aurora is the president. The businesses that the members of the association have are varied. Among them are: knitting baby clothes, a neighborhood store, knitting blankets, knitting sweaters, selling used furniture, selling food, selling scrap and bricklaying. The loan they will take out will beneifit these small businesswomen. Aurora is a member, and she indictaes that this is the first time she has been in Pro Mujer. She entered at the invitation of some friends who are members of the institution. Right now, she has a business making sweaters. She says she learned the technique on her own and started her business on her own intitative. The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying wool. She will acquire it from people who sell it wholesale and after making her products she will sell them at her sales stall. This work lets her generate income to support her family financially, because she is married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health and saving trainings that our institution offers.

In this group: Judit Aurora , Rosaysela, Emma Amalia, Justina , Juana, Cecilo , Alabina , Magdalena , Lucia Celina, Luisa , Cresencia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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