A loan of $1,775 helped a member to purchase gelatin.

Fortaleza De Adelita Group's story

The "FORTALEZA DE ADELITA" communal association will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de German Busch [German Busch Regional Office]. The group is composed of six members and is directed by an executive board of which Señora Adela is the president. The community association members carry out a variety of businesses, among them are: selling casual outfits, sewing casual outfits, weaving casual outfits, weaving turtlenecks, weaving sweaters.

The loan that they take out will benefit the group of small businesswomen that Señora Adela is a member of. She says she has been a member of Pro Mujer for eight years, joining through the invitation of a niece who is a member of the group. At present she has a business selling gelatins [Jell-O]. She reports that she undertook this business on her own initiative one year ago.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (purchase of gelatin), which she will acquire wholesale from distributors and after preparation will sell as a mobile vendor at local fairs. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she lives in a common-law relationship and has five children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes sharing with her friends.

In this group: Adela Flor , Susana, Agustina, Margarita, Nancy Vicenta, Rosalia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Dechert

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