A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy wool.

Manzanilla De Los Andes Group's story

The Communal Bank “Manzanilla de Los Andes” is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Rosmery as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling juices, selling vegetables, selling blankets, managing a neighborhood store, selling clothes, selling dried foods, selling potatoes, and operating an upholstery shop.

This loan will benefit small micro-entrpreneurs, such as Sra. Rosmery who is a member. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six months ago after receiving an invitation from some friends who are also members of the organization. At the moment, Rosmery has a business selling woven petticoats that are worn by indigenous women. She learned how to make these items years ago after she started her own workshop.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital to buy wool. She acquires her supplies at wholesale shops and then proceeds with making her products at her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to financially support her family. Rosmery is in a common-law relationship and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Rosmery said that she enjoys the health seminars.

In this group: Rosmery, Paula, Lucia, Marina Primitiva, Candelaria, Martha, Pamela, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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