A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy bricks.

16 De Noviembre Group's story

The “16 de Noviembre” (November 16th) communal bank will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It has 7 members led by a governing board presided by Adelia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are fruit sales, cook, vegetables dales, neighborhood store, brick sales and blanket sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen in a variety of lines of work. Adelia is one of them. She indicates that this is the first time she’s joined Pro Mujer having been invited to do so by one of the institution’s promoters. She currently has a business selling bricks; she says she started this business with support from some relatives who invited her to be part of a work group.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy bricks from stores that sell them at wholesale and then she’ll resell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her home as possible because she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training, the health services and the credit.

In this group: Adelia, Guillermina, Felicidad, Noemi Avigail , Rosa Virginia, Franklina, Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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