A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy fabric for making skirts.

Primavera Group's story

The Communal Bank “Primavera” (Spring) is in its 26th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Elsa is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling skirts, selling sweaters, selling regular and freeze-dried potatoes, performing metal work, selling vegetables, selling potatoes, selling sweatshirts, and selling jackets.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Elsa. She says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago after receiving an invitation from a friend who is a member of the organization. Elsa currently has a business of selling skirts. She became familiar with this business after a friend taught her how to manufacture skirts. Eventually she decided to establish her own workshop and retail space.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying fabric. She will acquire her materials in bulk at the traditional fairs and then use them to make her products from her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to sustain her family. Elsa is single and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Elsa said that she enjoys the savings, the loans, and the health services.

In this group: Elsa, Elvira, Daniela, Mario, Sonia, Eusebia Zenobia, Gladys , Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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