A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy supplies (for making meals).

Antofagasta Group's story

The “ANTOFAGASTA” community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo II regional office. The group has eight members and its president is Elena. The businesses that the members of the group carry out are varied and include: selling fruit, groceries, meals, cosmetics, books and magazines, and clothes.

Elena, the bank's president, tells us that she has been with Pro Mujer for ten years. She currently has a business selling meals and working in a public bathroom. She has been doing this work for seven years and started on her own initiative.

Elena will use this loan to buy supplies (for cooking her meals). She makes her sales from Monday to Saturday, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm, in Villa Dolores, in the city of El Alto. This work allows her to make money with which to support herself. She is single.

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

In this group: Elena Flora, Elena, Carla Ximena, Maribel, Gladys, Laura Esther, Candelaria Celia, Juana Ayda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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