A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy novelty items.


Gaviotas Group's story

The “Gaviotas” (Seagulls) Communal Bank will begin their second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada regional office. It is comprised of eight members, and it is managed by a board. Betzabe is the head of the board. The members of the communal bank have varied businesses. Among the businesses that they have are selling cell phones, selling stuffed animals, selling food, selling weavings, selling cleaning products, selling novelty items, a neighborhood store, and a store of decorative moldings done in stucco.

Betzabe indicates that this is the fifth month that she has worked with Pro Mujer, which she joined because of a brochure. She currently has a business selling novelty items. She gets them according to the season.

The loan that she will get now is to increase her capital (buy novelty items). She will buy them in Oruro and La Garita. She will later sell them at the 16 de Julio market. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible. She is in a common-law-marriage, and she has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the health services.

In this group: Betzabe Claudia , Andrea, Iris Del Rocio , Juana , Barbara Janeth, Luzmilda , Rosa, Isabel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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