A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy cosmetics.


Aladinas Group's story

The “Aladinas” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board whose secretary is Alison. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses among which are catalog sales, blanket weaving, neighborhood store, CD sales, skirt sewing, fruit selling, ‘salchipapa’ [fried sausages with fried potatoes] sales and coffee sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Alison. She indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for six months having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling beauty products that she started with a loan she got from Pro Mujer.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy cosmetics from suppliers and then resell them on order. This way of working allows her to generate income for her schooling. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services and the training.

In this group: Alison Estefani, Miriam, Irma , Diana, Emma Nicolasa, Carolina, Giovana, Daria, Maribel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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