A loan of $6,075 helped a member to purchase clothing.


Palomitas Blancas Group's story

The community bank "Palomitas Blancas" will start its thirteenth cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Focus Center of the Andes. It is comprised of nine members and directed by a board of directors, of which Nemesia is President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank bring forward are various; among them are: milkshake sales, adult clothing sales, under garment and jewelry sales, ice cream sales, natural medicine sales, cosmetics sales, and hat sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small businesses where Nemesia is a member. She said that nine years ago she joined Pro Mujer, by the invitation of her sister, who is an associate of the institution. Currently she has a business selling clothes. She says that she learned this business more than ten years ago by her mother's recommendation.

The loan that she will take out now is for the increase of capital (purchase of clothing), that she will acquire from wholesale vendors, and later she will sell it at her stand. This form of working allows her to generate resources to maintain her home, as she lives with someone and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the area of health and the trainings about loans.

In this group: Nemesia, Isabel, Daysi, Fanny Mercedes, Monica , Carmen Rosa, Maria Luisa , Jovita, Betza Idelda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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