A loan of $1,525 helped a member buy merchandise (plastic products).


Espiritu Santo Group's story

The “HOLY GHOST” group will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the focal center Los Andes. The group is comprised of eight members, and is led by a management board headed by Norah. The businesses that the members carry out are varied, and include the sale of: plastics, onions and escabeche (a typical dish of Bolivia), knitwear, food, blankets, fish, cosmetics and macramé.

Norah indicates that she has been working with Pro Mujer for two years, having joined the group by invitation of a promoter. Currently, she has a business selling plastic products that she has had for one year. She learned the trade through her trips to the Desaguadero (on the border of Bolivia and Perú) with her aunt.

The loan she is taking out now is for the purchase of plastic products that she will sell at the 16th of July Market (a commercial area in the city of El Alto) every day. This means of work allows her to generate income to support her family; she lives with her partner and has six children.

When asked why she likes working with Pro Mujer, she replies that it’s because she likes the savings.

In this group: Norah, Elisa, Maxima, Julia, Miriam, Olga, Yesica, Maxima

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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