Total loan: $6,050

Amigas Unidas Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped buy green peas and husked corn at wholesale to sell.

Amigas Unidas Group's story

The “United Friends” Communal Bank has entered its 12th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, a part of the Santiago II Focal Center. The bank is composed of 10 members and is led by a Board of Directors with Lucila as President. The member's businesses are varied. Among them: sewing aprons, selling shoes or clothing, upholstery, and selling dry goods (broad beans, peas, green beans, etc.). The loan they are taking out will benefit small micro-enterprises like Lucila's. She has belonged to Pro Mujer for 7 years and joined on the invitation of a friend who is a member. Lucila inherited her business from her mother who sold dry goods. Lucila sells the same products. She is requesting this loan to augment her capital and to purchase green peas and husked corn at wholesale. Lucila will acquire these in the city of La Paz and, subsequently, sell them at her stand. This form of work allows her to generate income for the family – she is married and has 3 children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Lucila responded that she especially likes the training the institution offers. One member was absent from the original picture due to an urgent meeting.