A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Machak Sartawi Group's story

The “MACHAK SARTAWI” community bank is beginning its first loan cycle as part of the Panamericana regional office. This group has nine members. The bank is managed by a board of directors which is headed by Jenny. The businesses that the group's members carry out include: knitting blankets, selling Avon products, selling swimsuits, selling vegetables, selling fruit, selling fried chicken, setting up a hairdressing salon, selling 'api' (a thick purple corn drink), selling kebabs, etc. Jenny's business is selling vegetables that she buys in La Ceja, in the city of El Alto. She will use her loan to buy more merchandise that she will sell on Thursdays and Sundays in the 16 de Julio market. Jenny is 23 years old, single, and carries out her business on her own. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she only recently joined the institution.

In this group: Jenny, Ximena, Janeth Elizabeth, Janneth Roxana, Tania, Jhenny Dora , Nieves Emiliana, Miriam, Soledad Vicenta
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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