A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy Tiens-brand medicines.

Luis Espinal Group's story

The 'Luis Espinal' community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the V. Adela regional office. This group has 14 members and its president is Luisa. The businesses that the bank's members are engaged in are varied and include: setting up a hairdressing salon, selling lamb, knitting blankets, macramé and blankets, sewing, selling footwear, sewing jackets, weaving with satin cord, selling wool, selling beef and selling medicines.

Luisa, the bank's president, tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She was invited to join by the institution's young promoters.

Luisa currently has a business selling Tiens-brand medicines. She tells us that she learned the business from a friend who is teaching her to work with these medicinal products. Luisa will use her loan to buy medicines from the Tiens office in El Alto. She will then sell them as an itinerant street vendor because she doesn't have a fixed sales location.

This work allows Luisa to make money to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When we asked Luisa what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the training and the services.

In the photo, we can see that three people are missing: Ana, Maxima and Silvia. This is because they couldn't fit in properly.

In this group: Corina Luisa, Silvia, Soledad, Maxima, Alejandra, Sabina, Victoria, Guillermina, Exacta, Ana Mariela, Celia, Celia, Mercedes, Margarita Concepción

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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