A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy auto parts.

Cruz Del Sur Group's story

The communal bank "Cruz del Sur" is starting its 10th loan cycle with Pro Mujer. They meet in the Santiago II central office. This group has 8 members, and is led by a board of directors where Paulina is the President. The members of this group have a variety of businesses, including: selling automotive accessories, tire shop, sewing sports clothes, selling food, selling milk, selling sausages with potatoes, and making hats. This loan will benefit all of the small business-people in Paulina's group.

Paulina states that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for 5 years. She joined at the invitation of a friend who is also a member of the institution. Paulina currently has a business selling auto parts. She learned this business from her family, and when she decided to establish her own family she started up this business with the support of her husband. She will use this loan to increase her capital (buying auto parts). She will buy these parts from the wholesale traders and later sell them from her sales post. By working in this way, she is able to generate resources to support her family, as she has a husband and 3 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Paulina responded that she likes the training that the institution offers.

In this group: Paulina, Tania , Filomena , Walter, Martha, Flora , Wilma Susana, Luiza
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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