A loan of $4,550 helped a member to buy canned goods, oils and preserves.

Suma Chuyma Group's story

The “SUMA CHUYMA” community association will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Los Andes. It is made up of eight members, and managed by a Board, with Señora Placida as President. The members of the community association work in various areas, including selling sandwiches, a neighborhood store, selling dresses, selling food, selling drinks, selling hot dogs, a stationary store and selling mobile phones.

The lean they receive will benefit micro-entrepreneurs such as Señora Placida. She sells that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years, and joined after being invited by a friend who was a member of the organization. At the moment, she has a local store. She explains that she opened this business when she noticed the lack of this service in her neighborhood.

The loan she is now requesting will be used to increase her capital (buying canned goods, oils and preserves), which she will purchase from distribution companies and then sell in her store. This work enables her to earn a living and support her family as much as possible, as she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health and savings part.

In this group: Placida , Pastora Maria , Claudia Vanessa , Maria Gladys , Diusy Fanny , Mariela, Justa, Maria Veronica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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