A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy wool.

Suma Sartasiñani Group's story

The communal bank group "SUMA SARTAWI" is beginning its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of Centro Focal de Panamericana. The group is made up of nine members and is governed by a board of directors. Ines is the President. The businesses run by the group's members are diverse, including stores selling chuño (artisanal freeze-dried potato traditionally made in Peru) and mote (boiled corn), a neighborhood store, and sales of salchipapas (fried potatoes with hot dog), wool, clothing, sweaters, and tucumanas (a meat-filled pastry). This new loan will help small business owners in the group, of which Ines is a member.

Ines got involved with Pro Mujer a year ago through the invitation from a friend who was already a member. She currently owns her own business selling crocheted goods and sweaters. Ines is married and has five children. She opened this business own her own. She already knew how to crochet, so she turned it into a business.

This loan will help Ines by increasing her capital so that she can buy wool from some distributors that she can later use to make goods to sell. This type of work allows her to keep up with her studies. Ines likes working with Pro Mujer because of the health services it offers.

In this group: Ines, Honorata, Vanessa, Graciela Rosmery, Alberrta, Mabela , Julia Martha, Rocio Francisca, Santusa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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