A loan of $4,350 helped a member to purchase flour, sugar, etc.


Concentidas Group's story

The "Concentidas" communal bank will begin its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo Center. It is composed of eleven members and is managed by a board of directors, of which Lidia is the secretary. The communal bank's members have a variety of businesses. Among them, we have: costume jewelry, macrame, making sportswear, cosmetics sales, cake sales, a store, screen printing, pastry making, blanket sales, and food sales. Lidia says that two cycles ago they joined Pro Mujer at the invitation of the facilitators. Currently she has a business making and selling cakes, which she has done for years, learning the work from a previous job. The loan she is requesting now is for increasing her merchandise by purchasing flour, sugar, etc., which she will get in La Paz. After making the items, she will sell them as a street vendor (without a fixed stall). This work permits her to generate income to support her family as much as possible, since she is single and lives with her parents. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that there isn't a lot of paperwork.

In this group: Jhenny Susy, Clementina , Pamenla Patricia , Trinidad, Alicia , Martina, Rosalia , Arminda, Rebeca, Lidia, Juan Carlos
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat


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