A loan of $3,950 helped a member to purchase rice, noodles, etc.


Kantutitas De Franz Tamayo Group's story

The “Kantutitas de Franz Tamayo” Communal Bank will begin its seventh cycle with Pro Mujer. They are working with one of the organization's regional offices in Los Andes. The group is comprised of eight members and managed by a board of directors where Trinidad acts as the treasurer. The members of the communal bank carry out varied businesses including selling macrame blankets, selling freeze-dried potatoes, a butcher's shop, selling traditional hair pieces, selling sweets, selling food and selling sweaters. The loans will benefit small micro-lenders, one of which is Trinidad. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for four years. She joined after being invited by a promoter from the institution who went to her house. Trinidad has a food selling business which she started on her own, initially with very few goods. She will use the money from the loan to increase her working capital and purchase rice, noodles, etc. wholesale from distributors. She will then prepare the food and sell it at her selling place. This way of doing business allows her to generate income to provide for her family. She is married and has 5 children. When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the savings, the loans, the training offered and the health area.

In this group: Elsa Lucia , Teofila , Claudina Heidi , Miriam Nelly, Trinidad , Miriam Bertha , Marciana, Nora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero


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