A loan of $5,850 helped a member to buy oil by the gallon.

Luz De Luna Group's story

The “LUZ DE LUNA” (Moonlight) community bank are starting their third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani regional office. This group has nine members and is run by a board of directors which has Alicia as its secretary. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling French fries, selling fruit, selling spare parts, selling confectionery molds, producing French fries, selling sweet treats, selling beauty products and selling chantilly cream desserts.

The loan will benefit this group of small micro-businesswomen, of which Alicia is a member. Alicia says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago through an invite from a friend who was an existing member of the institution. She currently has a business producing and selling French fries. She started this business a year ago on her own initiative. In the past, she worked helping her parents make these products.

Alicia will use this loan to increase her capital. She will buy oil by the gallon from suppliers and then, after making her products, she will sell them from her sales location. This work allows her to make income for her family. Alicia is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Alicia replied that she likes the health services and the training sessions.

In this group: Alicia , Maria De Las Nieves, Victoria, Maria Gabriela, Segundina, Justina, Sandra, Pamela, Yuly Miriam

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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