A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, and other items.


Fortaleza Bautista Saavedra Group's story

The communal bank “FORTALEZA BAUTISTA SAAVEDRA” will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Focal Juan Pablo II. The six members have a board of directors, and Sonia is president. The communal bank´s members have a variety of businesses: running a local store; weaving blankets and sweaters; machine weaving; making sports apparel; and selling food. The loan benefits micro businesses such as Sonia´s. Three years ago, she belonged to another Pro Mujer communal bank. Her aunt, a member of her current group, invited her to join this group.

Sonia has a local store that she began a year ago on the advice of a friend because she had little money. This loan will provide working capital to buy rice, noodles, and other items from wholesalers to resell in her space. This business allows her to support her family financially; she is married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Sonia said she enjoys the health and loan management training and the medical checkups.

In this group: Sonia , Lidia , Otilia, Rosa , Claudia, Fidela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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