A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy condiments.

Mujeres Mañaneras Group's story

The “Mujeres Mañaneras” (Early-Rising Women) communal bank will start its 25th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 10 members led by a governing board with Sabina as Treasurer. The members of the association carry out a variety of business activities like neighborhood store, clothing sales, condiment sales, sash sales, blanket sales, skirt sales, blanket weaving, skirt and traditional textile sales, glove sales, turnover sales and cosmetics sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen in a variety of lines of work. Sabina is one of them. She says she’s been part of Pro Mujer for five years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who’s a member of the institution. She currently sells condiments and says she’s been in business 26 years; she learned it from her mother and subsequently she took it over.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy condiments from wholesale stores and then resell them in her shop. This way of working allows her to earn income to support her home however possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services, the training and the credit.

In this group: Nancy Geronima, Sabina, Claudia Silvina, Debora Reyna, Delia , Marsabet Jacqueline, Justina, Saturnina , Asunta, Carmen Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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