A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy rice, noodles and potatoes.

Ayrampu Group's story

The communal bank "AYRAMPU" is beginning its first Pro Mujer loan cycle at the Copacabana Social Center. The group is comprised of eleven members, and the president of management committee is Martha. The members of the communal association have different business activities, including; knitting sweaters and jackets, weaving and braiding blankets, selling milk, cheese, food, crafts and computerized embroidery.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small business owners in different sectors. Martha says she joined the institution by invitation from a promoter who visited her home. Currently, she has a food business. She learned the trade by helping her mother for several years, then went into the same business afterwards.

The current loan will be used to diversify her business by buying rice, noodles and potatoes, which she will buy wholesale and use to make the food she sells. This will help her generate an income to support her family, since she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is the health and loan training she receives.

In this group: Martha Adriana, Martina Sinforosa, Victoria, Corina Reina, Berlinda, Juan Carlos, Felisa, Cinthya Francisca , Sofia, Roxana, Silvia Carina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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