A loan of $3,450 helped a member to sell mobile phone accessories.

Sam Soom Group's story

The Communal Bank SAM SOOM which already has a loan cycle, but now has two new members, is made up of 9 people.

The majority of the women live in the Tembladerani area. They sell CDs and mobile phone accessories, others sell high end clothes which are well known in the group. There are also two men who live in the same area.

The president is called Shirley, she sells mobile phone accessories and CDs on a central avenue that runs through the city of La Paz. She is an established member and very responsible. She has been working in this trade for two years.

She will use the loan money to buy mobile phone accessories for the end of year holiday period. Shirley is a hard working young person and grateful to the institution for the support it provides.

In this group: Tania, Patricia Shirley, Liz Mariela, Alejandra Maria, Carla Paola, Ramiro Ivan, Ivan Sergio, Carla Milenka, Maria Isabel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details