A loan of $2,950 helped a member to purchase food items.

Jardin Maxima Ii Group's story

The “Jardín Máxima II” communal bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata central office. The group is made up of 12 members and is lead by a board of directors headed by Señora María Luisa. The members’ businesses are varied and include: knitting blankets, selling potatoes and freeze-dried potatoes, weaving bracelets, running a neighborhood store, sewing skirts, and selling food.

María Luisa indicates that this is the first cycle that she has worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined because she was invited in a promotion. Currently, she has a neighborhood store that she has run for years.

The loan that she will now take is to increase her capital so that she can purchase food items from la Ceja [a commercial area of the city of El Alto, Bolivia] and later resell them at her store. This line of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible. She lives with her partner and two children.

Señora Hercilia does not appear in the photograph, because she had a doctor’s appointment at the time it was taken.

In this group: Maria Luisa , Adriana, Gladys Esther , Gimena , Nelly Rosmery , Clilia Emma , Gladys Amelia , Hercilia *, Zenon , Teodora, Bernardina , Maribel
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Marie

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