A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy a cow.

Ocomistu Group's story

The communal association “OCOMISTU” will be starting its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Focal Point of Panamericana. It is made up of nine members and is run by a board of directors of which Sandra is the treasurer. The businesses which the members of the communal association run are varied and among them are: milk sales, bricklaying, shoe sales, food sales, sewing jackets and making macrame blankets.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen of which Sandra is a member. She says she joined Pro Mujer two cycles ago after being invited by a promoter from the institution who went to visit her in her home.

Currently she has a dairy business. She started this business jointly with her family, as she had worked with this product since being a child. When she got married she decided to have her own sales place.

The loan she will take out now is to increase capital to buy a cow which she will buy at the community markets near to her home, then after rearing it she will sell it at her sales place. This type of work helps her to generate income to support her home as much as possible, since she is married and has 3 children. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health area.

In this group: Justina, Alejandrina, Nancy, Maria Basilia , Ana Maria, Humberto, Veronica, Mariela Roxana, Sandra

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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