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


Pastoritas Group's story

Pastoritas Communal Bank will start its first loan cycle withPro Mujer as part of Los Andes Regional Office. It's made up of seven members governed by a board of directors of which Modesta is the president. The various businesses of the communal bank members include carpentry, food sales, construction assistant, making wool rugs, neighborhood store, and vegetable sales.

Their loan will benefit small business entrepreneurs such as Modesta, a member. She says she joined Pro Mujer six months ago on the invitation of a loan officer of the institution who visited her at her house. Currently she has a business selling meat. She says she started this business years ago on the advice of her sister, who sells the same product.

This loan will be to increase her capital buying meat that she'll get from wholesale vendors and later sell in her fixed sales stall.

This form of work allows her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, because she lives in a common-law relationship and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health field and the loan trainings.

In this group: Modesta, Reyna Lizeth, Maura, Tomasa, Benedicta , Raimunda , Ignacia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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