A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy soccer balls.

Cordilleritas Group's story

The "Cordilleritas" Communal Bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujere from the Collpani Regional Office.The group is made up of six members and is led by a board of directors which Justina is the President of. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, including a neighborhood store, soccer ball sales, sweater weaving, sewing of traditional skirts and jewelry sales.

The loan that is being taken out will benefit the small business owners of Justina's group. She says that this is her first time with Pro Mujer and she entered by invitation from a friend who is already a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling soccer balls. She started this business with a little bit of capital that she had and learning from her aunt.

The loan that she will take out is to buy soccer balls that she will get wholesale from markets and then sell at her stall. This type of work allows her to generate the resources for her family. She lives with her partner and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she responded that she likes the health services offered.

In this group: Justina, Jhelen Judith, Gregoria Hilari, Juana , Cristina, Natividad
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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