A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy sandals.

Vicuñitas Group's story

The “Vicuñitas” communal bank will start its tenth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by Felisa. The communal bank members carry out a variety of activities among which we have: vegetable sales, sandal sales, potato sales, cheese sales, apron making, milk sales, grocery store, popcorn sales and a butcher shop.

Felisa indicates that she’s been working with Pro Mujer for two years and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend. She currently has a business selling sandals that she’s had for years having learned it from her brother.

The loan she will now take out is to increase capital; she will buy sandals in Desaguadero to later resell to sellers in street markets. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she lives unmarried to her spouse and they have five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training and the program.

Due to cultural reasons, one of the group members does not appear in the photo.

In this group: Felisa, Martha , Rosaura , Virginia , Marisol , Veronica *, Aurelia , Carina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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