A loan of $3,375 helped a member purchase fruit.

Genova's Group's story

The communal bank “Poder de Dios” is starting its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, working with the Senkata regional office. The group is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors with Genova as the president. The members engage in different business activities including broasted chicken sales, dressmaking, clothing sales, shawl weaving, sweater knitting and meat sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit micro businesses like Genova’s. She says that she has been a part of Pro Mujer for three loan cycles. She was invited to join by her daughter, who is a member of the organization. She currently runs a business selling fruit, a business she started all on her own.

She will use the loan to increase her capital by purchasing fruit from wholesale vendors in La Paz and then selling it at her fruit stand. This work allows her to generate enough income to maintain her household as she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health and credit training classes.

In this group: Genova , Dolores , Lourdes, Cristina , Melissa Ruth, Leydy Angela, Adelia Zenobia , Arminda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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