A loan of $950 helped a member to buy icing.

Esperanza Divina Group's story

The communal association "ESPERANZA DIVINA" (Divine Hope) will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the focal point in Juan Pablo II. It is composed of 6 partners and is led by a directive board with Carmen as the president. The workers in the communal association have businesses which move them forward. There are a variety of businesses, including selling plush toys, making cakes, making sportswear, selling food, sewing jackets, and selling sweaters.

The loan they are taking out will benefit the small microfinances where Carmen works. She states that for a year she has been a part of Pro Mujer, entering through the invitation of a promoter in the institution. Now she has a business selling small cakes. She began this business years ago with the help of sister-in-law, who taught her the techniques, after which she began her own business.

The loan which she will receive is to increase capital (the purchase of icing) which she will acquire from bulk stores and later sell from her stand. This form of work permits her to generate income to support her home because she lives in a civil union with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the training by credit advisers.

In this group: Carmen Mery , Susana , Deysi , Vicenta Lidia , Esperanza, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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