A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy supplies for her knitting business.


Amazonas Group's story

The AMAZONAS community bank, associated with Centro Senkata, is embarking on its first round of funding from Pro Mujer. The group's eight members are lead by a board headed by Sra. Maria. The members of the group operate businesses ranging from commerce to manufacturing to services.

Sra. Maria says that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined after a door-to-door campaign. She has operated a business making and selling blankets for fifteen years.

She will use the loan to buy the supplies she needs to operate the business (materials for making blankets). She plans to buy bulk supplies of everything she needs on Calle Rodriguez (a commercial area of La Paz) and make blankets to order. The business provides her with a means to help her husband with their daily expenses.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes working with a team.

In this group: Maria, Bertha, Neida Patricia, Flora, Martiliano, Daria, Agustina, Leydi Raquel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman


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