A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy cookiesa and DVDs.

Unión Lealtad Group's story

The “Unión Lealtad” (Loyalty Union) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Center. It has six members and is led by a governing body headed by Nilda. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied. Among them are: cookie sales, DVD sales, commerce, production, farming and services.

Nilda has been in Pro Mujer for three years; she was invited to join by her mother. Currently she has a business selling cookies and DVDs that she’s had for six years and she started with help from her sister-in-law.

The loan she’ll take out now is to stock her merchandise (to buy cookies and DVDs). She buys this merchandise in Desaguadero and will sell it at the Extranca and 16 de Julio markets (commercial places in the city of El Alto). This way of working makes it possible for her to generate income to support the family as much as possible for she has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the institution’s activities.

One of the members, María Luisa, does not appear in the photo because she was in a bad location.

In this group: Nilda Ysidora, Erika Wendy, Maria Elena*, Nelly, Lourdes Benigna , Atanacio , Viviana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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