A loan of $5,350 helped a member to purchase cloth.

1 De Abril Group's story

The community bank “1 de Abril” is starting its tenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through its regional office Panamericana. The group is comprised of twelve members and is overseen by a board of directors, of which Valeria is the president. The members are engaged in various business, such as:

- Sewing and knitting of jackets, gloves and blankets

- Making decorative flags

- Furniture making

- Ice cream making

- The sale of fruits, clothing, aprons and stationary

This loan will benefit these small business owners, one of whom is Valeria. She reports that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a sewing business. It is worth noting that she learned this business with the help of her children, who purchased the equipment for her.

She will use the loan proceeds to purchase cloth, which she will obtain at markets at wholesale prices. She will then sell her finished goods from her place of business. This will enable her to generate income to support her household to the best of her ability. She is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she appreciates the commitment of her friends in the group.

In this group: Valeria , Edelma, Martha , Aurora , Julia Regina , Eda Veronica , Wilma , Juan Marcelo, Leticia, Maribel , Justina , Raquel Esther

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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