A loan of $4,125 helped a member to buy shoes wholesale.

2 De Julio Group's story

The "2 DE JULIO" communal association is starting its eighth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana focal center. It is made up of eight members and is led by an executive committee, of which Mary is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association operate are varied, and include: weaving sweaters, selling cable TV, selling shoes, selling fish, selling food, and sewing jackets. The loan that is being taken will benefit small microbusiness owners such as Mary. She says that this is the fourth year that she has belonged to Pro Mujer, after having been invited to join by an advisor from the organization who came to visit her in her home. She now has a business selling shoes. She says that she learned this business because she already knew the merchandise, having helped her mother sell shoes since she was a child. Later, after having her first child, she decided to start her own business. The loan will be used to increase her capital (by buying shoes wholesale) that she will acquire from markets on he border between Peru and Bolivia and then sell in her business. This type of work allows her to earn income to help support her family, as she is single and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training in health and the loans that the organization provides.

In this group: Mary Isabel, Julia, Monica, Ana Patricia , Florentina, Teodoro Tito*, Alicia , Nancy
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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