A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy cattle.

Comadres Group's story

The "Comadres" (Mothers) communal bank is requesting its second loan from Pro Mujer (Pro Woman), part of the Centro Focal de Panamerica. The group is made up of nine people and has a board of directors whose president is Victoria. The businesses that the group's members run are varied and include: weaving blankets, selling cleaning products, selling meat, selling CDs, selling coca leaf, construction work, convenience stores, and selling socks. The loan that they are requesting will benefit small entrepreneurs including Victoria. Victoria mentions that she has been part of Pro Mujer for 20 years and was originally invited by a friend from her village to join the group. Currently, she runs a butcher shop selling beef, a trade which she says she has been doing since she was a child when she used to help her parents do the same thing. After she married, she decided to start he own business. The loan that she will take out will be used to increase her products (buying cattle) which she will buy from fairs in the surrounding area and will sell from her own premises. This will allow her to generate income to cover the household expenses for her family, as she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the training she receives which teaches her to better herself.

In this group: Victoria , Milenca, Msrtha , Paulina, Hilda, Adela, Victoria, Mary Isabel , Esperanza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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