A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy liquor for her store.

Nuestra Oportunidad Group's story

The communal bank "Nuestra Oportunidad" will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the "Panamericana" regional office. It is composed of six members and is overseen by a committee of directors where Nelba is the secretary. The communal bank members are involved in varied businesses, including a liquore store, seamstress, lingerie store, neighborhood store, and selling electronic toys.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small micro-businesses of the members. Nelba is one member. She says this is her first cycle with Pro Mujer, and that she joined through the invitation of a friend who is also a member of the institution. Presently, she has a business selling liquor (a liquor store). She says that she learned this business through observation, and that it is a profitable business.

The loan that she will now take out is to grow her capital through the purchase of liquor. She will buy the merchandise wholesale from businessmen and she will later sell it in her shop. This form of work allows her to generate economic resources for her family.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health training sessions.

In this group: Monica , Blanca Marlin , Teodocia, Mery , Nelba Rosario, Iveth Carola
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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