A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, oil, etc. for her store.

Chasquis Group's story

The “CHASQUIS” community bank is about to begin its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani regional office. This group has eight members and its president is Benigna. The businesses that the members of this group are engaged in include, running a neighborhood store, selling mirrors, braiding blankets, selling cosmetics, running a pizzeria and selling jewelry.

Benigna, the president of this community bank, says that this is the ninth time that she has participated in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution after being invited to do so by her sister-in-law Mercedes.

Benigna currently owns a neighborhood store that she set up on her own initiative 5 years ago. The loan she is currently requesting will be used to increase her merchandise (rice, oil, sugar, canned goods, detergent and soap). She buys her products in La Ceja, in the city of El Alto.

Benigna's business allows her to make money to support her family as she is married and has four children. When we asked her what she most liked about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the training and the loans.

In this group: Benigna, Gabriela Andivel, Pamela Rosario, Martina, Damiana Julia, Wiliam, Maxima Gladys, Ruth Emma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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