A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy clothing to sell.

Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

The Maria Auxiliadora communal bank will start their thirty-first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional hub. The group is made up of eight members and is led by a governing board, where Marisol is the president. The businesses that the communal bank members have are varied. Among them are a neighborhood store, clothing sales, cosmetics sales, used clothing sales, soft drink sales, cookie sales, and shoemaking. The loan that they will take out will benefit small micro-business owners. Marisol is a member of this group. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago, joining by invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling clothing and cosmetics. She says that she learned this business from an aunt ten years ago. The loan that she will take out is to increase capital (buy clothing) which she will buy wholesale at the traditional fairs and later sell in her establishment. This kind of work lets her earn income to support her family, since she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training.

In this group: Marisol , Cristina Graciela, Lidia Yola , Elena, Yhoselyn Yetzel, Dionicio, Claudia Paula, Patricia Marianela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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