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Corazon De Jesus Group's story

The "Corazón de Jesús" ["Heart of Jesus"] Communal Association is starting its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes Regional Office. The group is comprised of eight members and the president of the Board of Directors is Abigail. The businesses that the group members run are varied and include: tamale sales, toy sales, clothing sales, vegetable sales, soda sales, blanket and quilt sales, home appliance sales, and a beauty salon.

The loan they are taking out will benefit each of these distinct businesses. One member, Abigail, indicates that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for a year and a half. She joined by invitation from a friend who is a member. Currently, Abigail has a business selling blankets. She says that she learned this business recently and that previously, she sold CDs. She moved on to this product because the revenue is better.

The loan Abigail is taking out now is for increasing her capital (buying blankets, which she will purchase at the Peru-Bolivia border). She will then sell the products at her sales space. This work allows her to generate income to support her family as best she can. She is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes best about Pro Mujer, Abigal responds that she likes the group solidarity.

In this group: Abigail Teofila, Rosario Paola, Magdalena, Elizabeth Maria, Roxana, Rosario, Angela Lizeth, Lidia Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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