A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy wholesale aluminum.

Unificada Group's story

The communal bank "UNIFICADA" is beginning its fourth loan cycle in the Pro Mujer Program, at the Santiago II Social Center. The group is comprised of eight members and led by a board of directors. Dora is the treasurer. The members are involved in different business such as toy sales, reupholstery, cosmetic sales, construction, clothing sales, sewing and book sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small business owners, one of whom is Dora. She says she joined Pro Mujer a year ago and was invited by a representative of the institution who visited her at home. She is currently in the scrap metal business which she started with a little capital and support from a friend who explained the nature of the business to her.

The loan she is requesting is to increase her work capital to buy wholesale aluminum from suppliers which she will sell to stores for processing. She is able to earn an income this way to support her family. She lives with her common-law husband and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is he loans and training the institution offers.

One of the group members is missing in the photo because she had a doctor's appointment.

In this group: Trijidia , Dora Gertrudis, Feliza, Juliana, Gustavo, Estefany, Marisol *, Viriginia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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