A loan of $1,900 helped a member purchase cheese.

Sembradoras Group's story

The community bank "Sembradoras" will start its first loan cycle with field partner Pro Mujer at the Regional Office in Villa Exaltacion. This group is made up of eight members. The board is composed of the president, treasurer and recording secretary. They have a variety of businesses: three women sell cheese, one has an ice cream parlor, two women sell vegetables, one sells second-hand clothes, one is an assistant in a brick factory and one makes bricks.

Nora, the president, is a married mother of five children and has had her business selling cheese for ten years. She makes her sales in the city of La Paz and the city of El Alto. She buys the cheese from the province of Ingavi and the town Viacha. She chose this business because she has seen that she can recover capital easily and her profits are considerable. Currently her children help with her cheese sales.

In this group: Nora, Sofia, Ventura, Rufina, Lourdes, Angel, Blanca Sonia, Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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