A loan of $4,800 helped a member purchase of merchandise.

Jerusalen Group's story

In the city of El Alto, the town center Santiago II is located within a district of the same name. This district was settled by relocated miners about fifteen years ago. Many of these immigrants now work with the Pro-Mujer organization, within which a group of fourteen women formed an association called “Jerusalén.” To date, they have fulfilled repayment for 26 loan cycles. They have various lines of business: sale of used clothing, fabric for making blankets, Barrio shops, shoe sales, meat shops, food preparation and sales, library, and tailoring, among others. The Jerusalén association needs additional capital for its businesses, and requests a loan to purchase merchandise, thereby increasing business security with higher earnings.

In this group: Leonora, Bacilia, Simona Hilaria, Helena Aurora, Lorenza, Sonia Susana, Elizabeth, Ubaldina*, Maria Eugenia, Victor Hugo, Ines, Maria Luisa, Sandra, Raquel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julia Duncan

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