A loan of $2,750 helped a member purchase of fabric.

Mayas Group's story

The communal bank, Mayas, is a group that is beginning their third loan cycle. It consists of eight members, the head of which is María Graciela as president.

María Graciela has a business making and selling jackets. The sales are done from Monday to Saturday from 4-7pm in a market called Tihuanacu. She already has seven years of experience in the industry. Her current loan (within the group) is for 4500 BOB, for the purchase of fabric. With respect to her continuance in Pro Mujer, she has already been in her group for more than a year.

The members of the communal bank Mayas have different businesses. Among them are: skirt and blanket sales, hot dog sales, making jackets, kebab and refreshment sales, making stuffed animals, selling angular pieces of metal (locksmith), and making jackets and knitted items by hand.

In this group: Maria Graciela, Nancy, Elena, Alcira, Salustiana, Jhovana Belen, Ana María, Angela Sarina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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