A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy Chuño.


Melodia Group's story

The communal bank "Melodia" is starting its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Andes Regional Office. It is made up of four members and is directed by a board of directors headed by Martha. The businesses that are put forward by members of this communal bank are varies, amongst them are: used clothes sales, potato sales, dressmaking, glove embroidery, chuño sales and clothes sales.

Martha indicates that she has been working with Pro Mujer for a year and a half and joined the institution as she was invited by a promoter.

Currently she has a business that sells potatoes and chuño, which she has been working in for years having learnt the trade from her mother.

The loan that she is taking out is to raise her capital (to buy potatoes and chuño) that she will buy wholesale from markets and then will sell on at market. Her work allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has ten children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Martha , Silvia, Eugenia Noemi , Cristina Amalia, Gregoria , Andrea , Santusa, Aurelia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin


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