A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase fruit.

Sorateñas Group's story

The unincorporated association “Sorateñas” will begin their fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. Making up the focal point of Los Andes, the group is comprised of eight members and is governed by a board of directors, led by Karina. The members of the communal association engage in a variety of business activities, including selling fruit, underwear, mutton, jackets, baby clothing and woollen jumpers.

Karina tells us that this is the second year that she has worked with Pro Mujer, after having been invited to join the group by one of her relatives. She is currently running a business selling fruit, which she has been doing for some time.

The loan that Karina has applied for will be used to add to her capital (purchasing fruit) which she will get from La Paz and later sell as a street vendor, as she has no fixed area where she can sell her products. This line of work allows her to generate an income to make a life for herself, as she is single.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, Karina responded that she liked the area of health.

In this group: Karina Basilia, Olga Irene, Lucy Rosa, Ximena , Martha , Maritza , Maria , Anahy Lizeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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