A loan of $6,025 helped a member to buy fabrics.

Esmeralda Group's story

The credit group "Esmeralda" is starting its 10th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de los Andes. The group is made up of eight women and is led by an executive board, of which Marisol is the president. The businesses run by the women in the group are varied: tailoring coats, selling toys, an inn, selling clothes, making skirts, making clothes, and making aprons.

The loan they are taking out will benefit the entrepreneurs who are members of the group along with Marisol. Marisol says that she has been with Pro Mujer for eight years. She became involved at the invitation of her mother, who is a partner with the institution. Now, she has her own sewing workshop. She learned this business by working in another workshop, and she later decided to open her own shop.

The loan she is taking out now is to increase her capital to purchase fabrics from the best shops. She will then create products and sell them in her commercial space. This work allows her to generate resources to maintain her family, because she lives with her family and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes she likes the health and credit training.

In this group: Marina Marisol, Gabriela, Martha , Maria Juana, Magdalena , Miguelina , Tomasa , Petrona

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Will Morningstar

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