A loan of $2,875 helped a member to purchase rice, noodles, etc.


Nuevo Amanecer Group's story

The "Nuevo Amanecer" ["New Dawn"] Communal Bank will begin its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo II regional office. It is composed of eight members and is led by a board of directors; Cristina serves as the president. The communal bank's members run various businesses, including selling crocheted blankets, snack sales, apple sales, knitting blankets, smoothie sales, food sales, sewing blankets, and potato sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small entrepreneurs like Cristina. She says that this is the first year she has been a member of Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a promoter who visited her in her home. Currently, she has a food sales business. She says that she started this business because she had the ability to cook delicious food and she had a little bit of capital. Now her sales are improving.

The loan that she will now take out is for increasing her capital to buy rice, noodles, etc., from wholesale sellers; she will later prepare the food that she will sell in her stand. This way of working allows her to generate income to economically support her family, as she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training they offer in the areas of health and finance.

In this group: Cristina, Justa, Lina , Alicia, Juana, Lucy, Celia , Celia Irene

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey


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