A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy chickens and vegetables.

Mendez Group's story

The communal bank “Mendez” is starting its 17th cycle in group Pro Mujer as part of the regional offices in German Busch. It is made up of eight members and has a board of directors, of which Margarita is the president. The various businesses that its members have include making gaiters, polleras (big one-piece skirts) and women´s slips; and also selling domestic medicines, fish, bathing costumes and accessories for cell phones.

The loan they are asking for will benefit the small-time businesses such as the one Margarita has. She started in the group after a friend invited her to join five years ago. Currently, she has a business selling food which she set up on her own initiative after seeing that there was a big market for this product.

She is asking for a loan to buy chickens and vegetables wholesale which she will buy off the traders and then sell at her point of sale. This work allows her to generate an income to support her family. She is married with five children.

When asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she tells us that it is the health service and the training that the institution offers.

At the side of the photograph, near the window, is the daughter of one of the members of the communal bank.

In this group: Margarita , Susy, Maria Fani, Filomena, Martina, Dominga, Julia, Mary Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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