A loan of $2,125 helped a member to purchase seeds for her crops.


Santa Barbara Group's story

The Santa Barbara village bank is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Exaltación regional hub. The group has eight members, and Carmen is the chair of its board of directors. The members' business are quite varied, and included retail, manufacturing, service, and agricultural enterprises. Carmen says that this is the first time she's worked with Pro Mujer. Currently, she has a business growing vegetables, which she started with her parents' help when she was young. The loan she's requesting now is to purchase seeds for her crops, which she will obtain in the city of El Alto. Selling her harvests allows her to bring in an income to support her family, since she is married and has two children. When we ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the loans and the ability to save.

In this group: Selia Benita, Francisco , Veronica Nicolasa, Janette, Flora , Carmen Antonia, Angelica Viviana, Teresa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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