A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy noodles, rice and oil.

Nuevo Viloroco Group's story

The “Nuevo Viloroco” communal bank will start the first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Janneth. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: food sales, blanket weaving, blanket knotting, cheese sales and ice-cream sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Janneth. She indicates that this is the first time she’s joined Pro Mujer having been invited to do so by one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home. She currently has a food business and she makes it known that she learned this business years ago investing a small amount of capital she had in it.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy noodles, rice and oil at nearby street markets and after manufacturing will sell in her sales space. This way of working allows her to support her home as best possible because she’s single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training, the loans and the health services.

In this group: Janneth, Eddy , Irene , Virginia, Dominga , Gelcina, Hilda , Petrona

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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