A loan of $6,200 helps a member to buy sheep.


Vilaqui Group's story

The “Vilaqui” communal bank will begin its ninth cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of Copacabana Focal Center. It is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors, of which Sofia is the president.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswoman, including Sofia. At present, she has a business selling sheep. She reports that she learned it on her own initiative several years ago.

The loan she will take out now, will be to increase capital by buying sheep, which she will acquire from the wholesalers in the city of La Paz, to later raise. This will be her means of production. This work will allow her to generate resources to support her family financially. She is in a common law marriage and has three children.

In this group: Sofia, Epifania Eugenia , Juan Orlando, Mercedes, Petrona , Agripina, Benedicta , Anastacia, Flora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff


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