A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy potatoes at wholesale.

Amanecer Group's story

The "Amanecer" [Sunrise] communal bank will begin its twentieth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional office. It is composed of eight members and led by an executive board of which Señora Ignacia is the president. The members of the communal bank run a variety of businesses, including potato sales, jewelry sales, sand washing, blanket weaving, and food sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microbusinesses like Ignacia's. She states that she joined Pro Mujer one year ago at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently, she has a potato sales business. She explains that she learned this business because it was a family business. After having her first child, she decided to launch an independent business.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her capital for the purchase of potatoes at wholesale. She will acquire them in neighboring communities and then sell them in her sales location. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is a widow and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings that the institution offers.

In this group: Ignacia, Grover, Carla Jhoselin , Jahel Katy , Sandra Aleja, Ceferina, Herminia, Rosmery

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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