A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy 'sullus' (animal fetuses).


Alpacoma Ii Group's story

The “ALPACOMA II” community bank is requesting its tenth loan from the Villa Exaltación regional office. This group has 9 members. The ladies' businesses are all different and include: selling bricks, making bricks, selling electrical appliances, selling 'sullu' (animal fetuses) and buying and selling bricks. The members of this community bank are located in an area where the main business activity is making and selling bricks. The Alpacoma II community bank has an executive committee. The head of this committee is María Dolores, the president. María Dolores lives with her husband and three children. Her business is selling 'sullus' (llama fetuses which are dried and then used in offerings to the goddess Pachamama). She learned this business from her mother several years ago. She buys her goods from the town of Desaguadero and sells them as an itinerant street vendor in the city of La Paz. When we asked Eugenia what she liked about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes everything: the loans and the health service.

In this group: Maria Dolores , Maria Isabel, Maxima, Maxima, Guadalupe, Alejandra Tatiana, Virginia Esperanza, Modesta, Teodora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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