A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy yarn.

21 De Diciembre Group's story

The “21 DE DICIEMBRE” community bank is beginning its 15th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascada regional office. The group has nine members and is run by a board of directors which has Dionicia as its president. The businesses that the members are engaged in are varied and include: selling detergents, selling vegetables, selling clothing and handicrafts, selling Yambal products, knitting sweaters, hand knitting and running a small neighborhood restaurant.

This loan will benefit small businesswomen who work in different fields. Dionicia is one of these women. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for ten years and joined through an invitation from a friend who was an existing member of the institution. Dionicia currently has a business knitting blankets. She learned the business from her mother and then decided to work for herself, gradually expanding her merchandise.

Dionicia will use this loan to diversify her capital (buying yarn). She will buy her yarn in wholesale stores, then make her products and sell them from her sales location. This work allows her to make income with which to financially support her family. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Dionicia replied that she likes the meetings.

In this group: Dionicia Nery, Maria Angélica, Dominga , Leticia , Flora, Susana, Sabina, Juana, Marina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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