A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy yarn.


Suma Amparanaca Group's story

The 'Suma Amparanaca' ('Good Hands' in the Aymara language) community bank is starting its first loan cycle as part of the Senkata regional office. The group has nine members and its board is made up as follows: Corina, the president; Clotilde, the treasurer and Francisca, the secretary. The ladies' businesses are related to commerce and services. They include: book sales, kiosk, food sales, brick sales, knitting, gym, shawl knitting.

Corina, the group's president, is a long-standing member of our institution. She remembers that she requested her first loan in 2000. She then stopped requesting loans for a time but now needs one again. Corina has a business knitting shawls. She started her business on her own initiative. In the beginning she had to buy patterns and magazines. She is now requesting a loan to buy yarn. Corina is married and has six children.

When we asked Corina what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the group because it is united and punctual.

In this group: Corina, Clotilde, Eva, Francisca, Maribel, Hermelinda, Salomé Saturnina, Virginia , Patricia Liliana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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