A loan of $2,250 helped a member purchase Fruits.

Machaj Mara Group's story

The Village Bank "MACHAJ MARA" is entering its first cycle in the coordination center VILLA EXALTACION. It has nine members. The board is composed of the president, Mrs. Dionicia, the treasurer, Mrs. Leonarda and as recording secretary Wilma. The women's businesses are related to trade, production and service, such as: sale of internal organs and other offal from cows, selling fruit, selling CD`s, making shirts, pastry shop, selling food, selling means of communication.

Miss Dionicia, president of the association "Machaj Mara", is a young woman 27 years old and single. She says that her business is selling fruit for over the past five years. Her mother taught her how to do this. Moreover, she not only sells the fruit but also travels to Nor Yungas to bring fruit back. She sells from Monday to Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Villa Dolores. She has the help of her sister.

This is the first time she applies for a loan. With the money she hopes to buy more fruit. When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded with caution "I will know soon", for right now the loan is what has made her become part of the community bank.

In this group: Dionicia Maxima, Wilma, Catalina, Lourdes, Leonarda Esperanza, Maria Paola, Jeydi, Cristina*, Nelly

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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