A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy CDs.


Siempre Unidas Si Group's story

The “Siempre Unidas Si” (Always United Yes) communal bank will start its 38th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board whose treasurer is Marcela. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are shampoo sales, clothing sales, candy sales, neighborhood store, vegetable sales, CD sales, lamb sales and underwear sales. The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Marcela. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for a year having joined thanks to an invitation from an aunt who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling CDs that she does making constant trips to the border with Perú and Bolivia. Seeing that the sale of this item is very profitable, she’s decided to have a sales stand. The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy CDs in street markets on the border with Perú and Bolivia to then sell in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate income to support her home the best way possible since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the loans and the savings.

In this group: Guillermina, Gregoria , Marcela, Felisa, Candelaria, Natividad, Monica Julia, Virginia Ana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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