A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Las Cubanitas Group's story

The loan group Cubanitas began their fourth loan from Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Los Andes. The group is comprised of 10 members and is directed by a board of which Domitila is the president. The businesses that the members run are varied and include: a carpentry, selling fruit, selling soaps, a business where people can make phone calls, selling games, a neighborhood store, selling sporting goods, sewing quilts, selling petticoats, weaving blankets, selling sweaters.
The loan will benefit the group of micro-entrepreneurs of which Domitila is a member. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for years and became a member on the invitation of a friend who was a member. Currently, she has a business selling vegetables. She let us know that she started this business some years ago after having worked helping another woman sell the same product.
The loan that she is requesting now is for increasing her capital to buy vegetables from the merchants in the city of El Alto which she will then sell from her permanent stall. This type of work enables her to generate income to help her family as much as possible. She is married and has 4 children.
When we asked her what she liked about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the health trainings.

In this group: Domitila, Viviana, Julieta, Agustina, Silveria, Seina Celia, Felipa, Beatriz, Martina, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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