A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy auto parts.

Por Siempre Alegres Sr Group's story

The “Por Siempre Alegres SR” (Always Cheerful SR) communal bank will start its 6th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board whose treasurer is Rosa. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of activities among which are food sales, blanket weaving, legging knitting, car accessories, wool sweatshirt sales, stove sales and sale of medicinal herbs.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small microbusiness women like Rosa. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling auto parts. She lets it be known that she started the business with a little capital over fifteen years and then with support from her uncles she started this new business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy auto parts at wholesale in street markets and then resell them in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to support her home the best way possible; she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health area.

In this group: Francisca , Valeriana, Jacinta , Modesta , Maria Luisa , Gaby Viviana , Pamela Deissy , Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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