A loan of $1,825 helped a member to purchase noodles, rice, oil, vegetables, and other supplies.

Las Bendecidas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Las Bendecidas” (The Blessed Ones) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Norah. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling clothes, selling vegetables, repairing cookware, preparing food, and selling cosmetics.

Sra. Norah says that she has worked with Pro Mujer for one loan cycle. She joined the organization after being invited by a friend. At the moment, she has a business in which she sells clothes and food. Norah started her business five years ago after learning the trade from her mother.

Her loan will be used to buy supplies for preparing food such as noodles, rice, oil, vegetables, and other items. She sells her dishes in mass quantities in the neighborhood of La Ceja in the city of El Alto. Norah also prepares and sells her food in El Desaguadero (an area along the border between Bolivia and Peru). By working in this manner, she is able to generate income to support her family. Norah is single and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Norah responded that she enjoys the savings.

In this group: Norah Sonia, Maria Magdalelena , Julia Miriam, David, Cristina , Leonor Mery, Alfonza , Marcela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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