A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy dairy cows.

Rayitos De Luna Group's story

The Communal Bank “Rayitos de Luna” (Little Moonbeams) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Olga as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as managing a bookstore, making handcrafted leather whips, making cheese, and making popcorn.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Olga. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a promoter of the organization who visited her at her house. Olga currently has a dairy business, but she also sells livestock. She gained knowledge of this trade by working in her family’s business for several years. After she got married, she started an independent business where she works with her own family.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying dairy cows that she will acquire at the neighboring fairs. Afterwards she will raise the animals before selling them from her business. Working in this manner enables her to generate income for maintaining her household. Olga is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Olga said that she enjoys the training seminars about health and credit.

In this group: Olga , Manuel , Teodora, Marcela , Rosalia, Rogelia, Toribia , Damiana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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