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A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Amigas De Puerto Perez Group's story

The “Amigas de Puerto Pérez” communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Vanesa. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are food sales, fish sales, rabbit sales, neighborhood store and CD sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Vanesa. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for two years having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s promoters that visited her at home. She currently has a neighborhood store and she relates that she started the business when she noted that the one of the neighborhood stores did not meet the population’s needs.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy canned goods, sugar, oil, etc. in nearby street markets and will subsequently resell them in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to support her home the best way possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Vanesa Gabriela, Angel Andres, Rosmenda , Loyola , Ignacia, Omar Ceciclio, Celestina , Nely

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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