A loan of $4,175 helped a member purchase of raw materials, cooking oil, potatoes.

Estrellas De Sajama Group's story

The "Estrellas de Sajama" community group encompasses fifteen people, fourteen women and a man. This is their 27th cycle. The president is Leonor. The group has been a part of the Cascada focal center since its beginning.

Leonor, a 60 year-old partner, is a widow. She had ten children during her marriage. Currently she sells "rellenos" (a savory pastry made of mashed potatoes filled with onions, meat and boiled eggs). She learned her business out of necessities, through her mother who taught her when she was 15 years old.

She joined Pro Mujer through a friend's invitation. The loan will serve as working capital. She will purchase wholesale merchandise from "La Riel" store in the Ceja market in the town of El Alto. She is a street vendor at the Ceja market.

The president says that training and sharing with friends is what she likes best about Pro Mujer.

The group has different types of services and commerce such as macrame weaving, sale of sodas, hardware, macrame, painting, book sales, sewing, coffee sales, sand washing (for construction), sales of bags, cafeteria, sale of refreshments, commerce, general store and ice cream sales.

In this group: Leonor, Candelaria, Hilaria, Cristina, Florencia, Adolfo, Elvira, Isabel Norma, Virginia, Benedicta, Ayda Margarita, Veronica Magali, Ana, Juana, Silvia*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias

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