A loan of $1,875 helped a member purchase cloth to sell in the local market.

Luceros Del Alba Group's story

The “Bright Stars of Alba” communal bank has begun its 3rd loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the “Los Andes” Central Office. It is composed of 7 members and led by a directorate with Blanca as president. The members' businesses are varied; among them, selling woolen mattresses, footwear, fruit, ESIKA products, and meals.

The loan each member will receive will benefit small micro-entreprenuers like member Blanca. She tells us that some 5 years ago she joined Pro Mujer, enrolling at the invitation of a promoter from the institution who visited her home. Now, Blanca has a business making and selling skirts. She says that she learned her business from an aunt some 15 years ago and, subsequently, she decided to implement her own business.

The loan Blanca is taking out is to increase her capital for purchasing cloth, which she will acquire from wholesale distributors, then turn into skirts to sell in her market stall. This type of work permits her to generate resources for maintaining her home as much as possible, since she is married and expecting a baby.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Blanca responded that she likes the savings, the loans, the training, and the health area.

In this group: Blanca Remedios, Juana , Betty Beatriz, Rosa Rosalia, Avelina , Jaeneth, Monica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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