A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy food products to sell.

Las Ovejitas Blancas Group's story

The "Ovejas Blancas" communal bank will begin its first loan cycle at Pro Mujer, through the Santiago II regional office. It is made up of seven members, with a board of directors headed by Daniela.

The members of the communal bank carry on a variety of businesses selling such things as stationery, lambs, sandals and sport shoes, humintas (baked corn tamales), groceries, and gift items.

Daniela says that this is the first time she has been part of a communal bank, and that currently she has a general store business that she has been working in for years.

This loan is for expanding her merchandise through the purchase of food products. She will buy these products at street markets in La Paz, and later sell them at her stand. This form of work will allow her to support her family, as she is not married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health clinic.

In this group: Daniela, Jenny Sofía, Marisol Cinthia, Tatiana Virginia, Romelia, Julia Ramona, Elisa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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