A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy materials for making cheese.

Acatjamata Group's story

The “ACATJAMATA” communal bank is starting its first lending cycle with Pro Mujer. This group is made up of twelve members, and is led by a board of directors with Señora Lidia as the president. The businesses that these communal bank members are progressing are varied, including selling milk and cheese, and selling milk.

Señora Lidia states that this is the first time that she is working with Pro Mujer, and that she joined the institution at the invitation of one of the promoters. She currently has a business making cheese, which she has been doing for the last 33 years. She learned this trade from her neighbors.

The loan that she is looking for is to grow her capital by purchasing materials for making cheese, which she will acquire in La Paz, and after making the cheese she will sell it at the markets. This form of work allows her to earn income to support her family, as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she enjoys the training about credit.

One of the members, Señora María, isn't present in the photo for cultural reasons.

In this group: Lidia , Elisa , Elizabeth, Catalina , Eusebio , Reina Rosalia , Veronica, Maria *, Teresa , Angelina, Viviana Martha , Elvira
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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