A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy fabric.

Luna Andina Group's story

The “Luna Andina” (Andean Moon) community bank is beginning its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional office. It is a new group which has formed to receive loan services, training and health services. It has eight members whose businesses are varied: making and selling sweatshirts, sewing sports clothes, making blankets and selling building materials.

Carmen, the president of the bank, states that she it was a friend who invited her to become a member of the “Luna Andina” community bank. Carmen is a woman of great experience since she was a member of another Pro Mujer community bank for eight years. She is married and awaiting her first child. Her business is making and selling t-shirts. In some cases, to stock her business, she buys t-shirts. She has been in this business for 16 years. She comments that her older siblings taught her how to sew t-shirts. She makes her sales in the '16 de Julio' (16th of July) market place on Thursdays and Sundays.

Her first loan several years ago was for 800 bolivianos. She is now requesting 2,000 bolivianos. This money will be used to buy fabric.

In this group: Carmen Karina, Doris, Verónica, Melany Danitza, Ana Maria, Zulema Regina, Juana, Angela Stefanie

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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