A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy cheese.

Poderosas De Juan Pablo Group's story

The community bank "Poderosas de Juan Pablo" will begin their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal Collpani and is comprised of 8 members and is directed by a board of which Virginia is the President. The businesses that the members of the community bank run are varied, and among them we have: weaving blankets, making jackets, selling cheese, making portfolios, and making traditional leggings.
The loan that they are requesting will benefit the small business people such as Virginia. She points out that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for years and that she was invited by some of her friends who were members of the institution. She currently has a business selling cheese. She tells us that she began this business with the guidance of a friend who taught her step by step how to sell these products.
The loan that she is requesting now will be used to increase her capital so she can buy products from people who made them earlier and then sell them in her business premises. This form of work enables her to generate income to support her family economically as she is single and has 4 children.
When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she told us that she likes the health trainings.

In this group: Virginia, Genoveva, Felipa, Maria , Marina, Benita, Juana, Amalia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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