A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy shoes to sell.


Luceros Del Alba Group's story

The communal association "Luceros de Alba" (Stars of Dawn) will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the regional center of the Andes. It is composed of six members and is governed by a board of directors where Señora Blanca is the president. The businesses of the members of the communal association are varied. Among them are: selling ice cream, knitting baby clothes, tire store, neighborhood store, selling soft drinks and gelatins, butcher shop, and selling shoes.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these small microentrepreneurs in their different areas. Señora Blanca is an integral part of this group. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Now she has a business selling shoes. She tells us that she learned this business from an aunt and that she had to put in a lot of effort to begin the business.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying shoes that she will acquire from the stores that sell wholesale, and later she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, since she lives with her partner and has six children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health area, the training, and the loans.

In this group: Blanca Remedios, Betty Beatriz, Rosa Rosalia, Avelina , Jaeneth, Monica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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