A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy sport shoes to sell.


Estrellitas Group's story

Communal Bank “Estrellitas” [Little Stars] is starting its second cycle with Pro Mujer, in the regional office of Collpani. It is composed of eight members and led by a board where Sandra is the president. The members perform different activities, such as clothing sales, shoestrings sales, masonry, retail, shoes sales, weaving and fruit sales. The loan they are requesting will be useful for micro entrepreneurs such as Sandra. She says that she has been working with Pro Mujer for six months now and that she started when one of the institution’s promoters visited her at home and invited her to join. She runs a business selling sport shoes. She says it was her parents who started it and she helped them, but then she decided to become independent. The loan she is requesting will help her to increase her working capital and buy sport shoes from wholesalers at La Paz. She will afterwards sell them at her establishment. With this business, she makes enough to sustain her family, since she is single and has a son. She says that what she likes the most about Pro Mujer is the training opportunities they offer.

In this group: Sandra, Angelica, Maxima, Bertha , Victoria, Julia , Guillermo , Gloria Consuelo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand


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