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Estrellas De Belen Group's story

The “ESTRELLAS DE BELEN” [Stars of Belen] communal bank started its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Panamericana center. It is made up of six members and led by a board of directors of which Maria is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are varied. Amon them, there are: selling clothes, socks, and blankets.

María indicates that this is the first time that she has with Pro Mujer and she joined the institution at the invitation of a member. At present, she has a business selling blankets that she has been working at for several years.

The loan she will take out is to increase her capital (buying blankets) that she will acquire in the department of Oruro and later sell in her store. This work will allow her to generate income to support her family. She is in a common law marriage and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings and the guarantee.

In this group: Maria , Rufina , Silvia , Verónica, Victoria, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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