A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy a bundle of clothes.

Villa Bolivia Group's story

The Villa Bolivia community bank is located in Villa Bolivia neighborhood, in Plan 3000 suburb. The group has ten members who are all women. The group's president is Yoana who sells American clothes in different street markets in Plan 3000 suburb. She travels to the city of Oruro to buy her merchandise. She has been in this business for quite a while and it is doing very well. Yoana has two school-age children. She will use her loan money to buy merchandise.

The other members of Villa Bolivia sell groceries, work as sales reps and sell American clothes. The group is in its third loan cycle. The members are hard-working people who would like to get ahead so that they can provide their children with a future.

In this group: Yoana, Fabiola, Veronica, Reina Bictoria, Evelin, Griselda Adelaida, Ynocencia, Emilia, Rosa Stela, Viviana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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