A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy supplies wholesale.


Trebol Group's story

The “TREBOL” communal bank is starting their 4th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Guayaramerin regional office. It is composed of eight members led by a board of directors with Mahaly as President. The businesses of the communal bank's members are varied amongst them are: the sale of clothing, furniture sales, food sales, selling groceries, perfume sales, selling pastries and a cleaning service.

After the flooding that occurred in Guayaramerin many micro-businesses were affected as they lost the greater part of their merchandise and their work tools. Mahaly says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago on the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. She says that after the natural disaster which affected her family. she decided to restart her commercial activity as it is her only source of production. The business she has is selling groceries and meat. She says that she learned the business three years ago as there wasn't a similar business in her neighborhood and the people wanted one.

The loan that she is now taking out is to increase her working capital (buying supplies wholesale) that she will acquire from the wholesalers of the city and later sell in her business. This manner of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as she lives in a relationship and has three children.

When asked what she liked about pro Mujer she replies that she liked the support and the health services for her family that the institution provides to reestablish her business with medical visits.

In this group: Mahaly, Rosmery , Mercedes Yesming, Jimena, Marina, Nancy, Veronica, Maria Magdalena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonard delaney



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