A loan of $1,700 helped a member to purchase light bulbs.

Waliqui Group's story

The Waliqui Communal Bank is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Community Center. This group has eight members and is led by its Board of Directors headed by Sra. Cristina. The members of the Communal Bank engages in various business activities in order to get ahead such as making and selling handicrafts, selling light bulbs, selling food, selling beauty products, and selling tripe tacos.

Sra. Cristina says that she is participating in her second loan cycle with Pro Mujer. She was invited to join as a result of a door-to-door campaign. At the moment, she has a business selling light bulbs which she started 15 years ago. She learned this trade from her parents.

Cristina will use her current loan to buy light bulbs to add to her inventory. She acquires her merchandise in bulk at “El Desaguadero” (the region along the border between Bolivia and Peru). Cristina sells her products every day at the January 8th Annex and at the July 16th Fair. Working in this manner allows her to generate income to support her family. Cristina is in a common law marriage and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Cristina said that she enjoys the health seminars.

In this group: Cristina, Nelly, Julia, Lucy, Ines, Aide, Mabel Tatiana, Aurelia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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