A loan of $2,900 helped a member working capital.


Bolivia Group's story

Graciela C., 36, is married and the mother of three children. From a very young age, even before she was married, she has been a fruit seller. She learned this trade from her mother. She brings her merchandise from Alto Beni and Yungas to the city of La Paz and sells, at both wholesale and retail, in the El Tejar neighborhood. She needs financing to buy merchandise, especially oranges and postre (exotic fruit from the Bolivian Yungas). She has worked with the Pro Mujer family for six years. She took a cycle off but has now returned as a new member of a new group called Bolivia which, in turn, is part of the Los Andes communal bank. She likes the training very much because it is an opportunity to learn new things. She also comes to the health clinic for her PAP (Papanicolau) smear. Like Graciela, the other group members have their own lines of work such as: DVD rentals, blankets, fruit, photocopying services. They need funding to increase their working capital.

In this group: Veronica, Virginia, Flora*, Hilda Arminda, Juana Graciela, Jimena, Gonzalo William, Juana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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