A loan of $1,775 helped a member to purchase cosmetics.

Esmeralda De San Antonio Group's story

The "Esmeralda de San Antonio" group will be starting its first loan cycle with Kiva partner Pro Mujer out of the Alto Lima office. This group consists of six members and has a board of directors with Amalia as secretary. The members' businesses are varied and include selling fruit, selling food, running a neighborhood store, sewing skirts, selling refreshments and weaving blankets. The loan will help these small businesses, including Amalia's. This is her first experience with Pro Mujer, joining after one of the institution's promoters invited her after visiting her home. Amalia currently has a business selling cosmetics, which she started on her own after learning the trade from her friend. She plans to use the loan to increase her capital to purchase cosmetics from wholesale distributors, and she will then sell the products from her sales space. In this way she will generate revenue to provide for her household as much as possible, since she is a single mother with one son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Amalia said she likes the health center.

In this group: Gumercinda , Lucia , Natalia , Amalia, Nelly, Teofila
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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