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A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy raw materials for making undergarments.


Banco Mujer Emprendedoras De Chilamate Group's story

Iris is 52 years old and lives in the community of San Pedro de Poa, a place located in the foothills of the volcano with the same name. She lives with her husband and youngest son, who is in school. She has older children that are students and work to help with the expenses of the house. She sells catalogue products, and with the money she makes from this activity, she buys hens. She sells as many eggs in the community as she does catalogue items. She gets up very early, dresses and feeds her husband and children, and when they leave, she begins to collect eggs. After breakfast, in the afternoon, she goes to sell her catalogue items. With the success she has had, she hopes to use the money from this loan to buy more hens and offer a greater variety of products to her clients because right now she cannot meet the demand. One of her goals is to organize to have a larger and more stable business. One opportunity is the area of marketing. She wants to study and learn marketing material to better negotiate contracts and get more income for her family.

In this group: Iris, Deilyn

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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