A loan of $2,200 helped a member to purchase shoes in bulk.

Las Orgullosas Group's story

The entrepreneurs group called "Las Orgullosas" is a new group composed of 8 members, 7 women and one man, who have different businesses, but all work selling products such as: cosmetics, aluminum pots, fruits, vegetables, and other goods. Susana is one of the longest-standing members, who previously worked with another loan group and is now president of this group. She sells shoes in the market at Viacha and also buys and sells sand for construction in the city of La Paz. She will use the loan to buy merchandise in bulk, shoes by the dozen, and also for the maintenance of her car. And she has a son. Cintia is the secretary of the group and she sells cosmetics and is a young person with lots of will to succeed. She will use the loan to buy merchandise to offer for sale. All the members are very grateful to the institution of the support offered to them.

In this group: Susana, Isidora, Cintia, Placida, Janneth Jacqueline, Americo, Maria Victoria, Marcelina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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