A loan of $5,400 helped a member to buy new equipment for her Internet Cafe.


Banco Mujer Mujeres En Acción Group's story

Communal Bank Profile for Mujer Mujeres en Acción Fray Casiano, Puntarenas May 2013 The communal bank Mujer Mujeres en Acción is made up of 6 members who have worked in previous years with the Fundación Mujer as well as other groups in the Puntarenas area, demonstrating organization, solidarity, teamwork, while maintaining savings and a consolidated group. The loan applicants have been working in the area for 5 years. The Banco Mujer Mujeres en Acción have a Board of Directors and they requested their 3rd loan for this group. They have different activities and strengths permitting them to have an important base on which to guarantee this loan. The members are clear about how each one can generate income, they work as a team, jointly liable and saving together. Their work and efforts are validated through the support of institutions such as the Mixto de Ayuda Social and Fundación Mujer which has allowed them to have well-established activities, such as a grocery store, a bazaar, and Internet cafe, with equipment, a facility, and furniture for their businesses. Flora has an Internet cafe. She will use this loan to invest in the purchase of new equipment, improving the service she offers the area. She is 50 years old, lives with her husband and a son who help her run the business on 3 workdays, obtaining better income and also to repair some equipment. They are empowered women, fighters and hardworking. The teamwork has been strong along with the organization itself, a good strategy for staying on their feet these 5 years. They stand out for their solidarity and commitment to other people in their community as women that know how to provide a good service for Barrio Fray Casiano, a place which belongs to the province of Puntarenas. They have participated as leaders in the Barrio Fray Casiano de Puntarenas, a place with high levels of poverty and social problems such as drugs and crime. These women try to help other young people such as Giannina and Karol looking for work and struggling to earn money to maintain their homes and families.

In this group: Flora , Dora , Xinia , Geannina, Karol, Ana Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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