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Total loan: $3,350
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Las Paceñas Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / General Store

A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy sweets.


Las Paceñas Group's story

The communal bank "LAS PACEÑAS" is beginning its first loan cycle in Pro Mujer, which belongs to the Cascada Social Center. It is comprised of 11 members and led by a board of directors presided over by Mrs. Tomasa. The businesses of the members vary and include: sewing, minivan repair parts sales, knitting of sweaters, iodized salt sales, macrame weaving, convenience store, diner, sweets sales and blanket macrame.

Mrs. Tomasa says this is her second cycle in Pro Mujer and she was invited to join by promoters in the area.

She plans to use the loan to buy sweets (to increase her capital) in Ceja (a commercial area in El Alto city). She will sell them in the "Escuela Repubica de Japón" school from Monday through Friday, all day long. This work allows her to generate an income to support her family as best she can. She is single and lives with her two children.

When asked what she likes best about Pro Mujer, she says health is most important.

In this group: Tomasa, Virginia, Eva, Silvia Eugenia, Sabina, Paula, Lidia, Urciana, Justina, Luisa, Eugenia Virginia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: April 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: April 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer