A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store..


Esmeralda 2 Group's story

The ‘Esmeralda 2” (Emerald 2) communal bank will start the first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board presided over by Isabel. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are mobile phone accessories sales, spare parts sales, vegetable sales, neighborhood store, shoe sales, lamb meat sales, stucco sales and skirt sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Isabel. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for 8 months having joined thanks to an invitation by her neighbors who are part of the institution. She currently has a neighborhood store. She relates that she started the business because she wanted a home-based business so she could care for her children. She’s currently doing very well.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy oil, sugar, etc. from wholesalers and then sell it in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to support her home however possible since she’s single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answer that she likes the savings.

One of the members does not appear in the photo because she was keeping a medical appointment.

In this group: Isabel , Rosemery, Clotilde , Maria Isabel, Bertha Beatriz, Monica Veronica , Ana Lucia, Rosalia , Marlene Marina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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