A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy fabric.

Las Rosas De San Salvador Group's story

The “Las Rosas de San Salvador” (San Salvador’s Roses) will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board presided over by Lucia. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses among which are macramé blankets, blanket weaving, shirt making, selling Yambal products and pastry making.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen one of which is Lucia. She indicates that this is the first time she’s been part of Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who’s a member of the institution. She currently has a business sewing shirts. She relates that she learned this business from her mother years ago and decided to set up her own workshop.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy fabric from wholesalers and after she makes them will sell to order. This way of working makes it possible for her to support her home the best way possible since she’s single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health training and the credit.

In this group: Lucia, Silvia, Martha Beatriz, Magaly , Valentina, Elda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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