A loan of $4,425 helped a member to buy an industrial oven.

Zapatito Veloz Group's story

Zapatito Veloz Communal Bank will start its thirteenth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Regional Office. It's made up of eight members governed by a board of directors of which Gregoria is the president. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses, including selling stove parts, selling gelatin, selling fried potatoes, making cracklings, selling bathing suits, making glasses, and upholstery.

The loan they're getting will benefit small business entrepreneurs like Gregoria. She says she has been a member of Pro Mujer for five years, having joined on the invitation of a close friend who's a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling food, which she started a year ago on the recommendation of her sister.

The loan she's currently getting is to increase her capital by buying an industrial oven, which she'll acquire from the distribution companies and later set up in her food stall. This form of work allows her to generate resources for her family, because she's married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she says the attention to health.

In this group: Gregoria, Antonia , Jovita Feliza, Natalia , Julia , Yobana, Cristina, Rosa Jhovana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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