A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy a tank of gas and food.

Esperanza De Alto Lima Group's story

The communal bank 'Esperanza de Alto Lima' [The Hope of Alto Lima] will start it's first cycle with 'Pro Mujer' as a part of the 'Centro Focal de Alto Lima'. The group is made up of eight members, with a governing board that is led by Olga. The group members are involved with a variety of businesses, including: selling food, making and selling plaster art, selling shoes, selling baby clothes, recycling iron and cables, selling clothing and selling 'tucumanas' (a meat filled pastry).

Olga told us that she just recently joined the association. She has a business selling food which she has been doing for many years. Before she had this specific business, she had a similar one. This cycle's loan will be used to expand her business, which she will do by purchasing a tank of gas and food. She will buy the supplies in the city of El Alto and later will make her food to sell in the market. This work allows her to support her family; she is unmarried and has five children.

In the photo we are not able to see Adela's face, because she hid while the picture was being taken. She is camera shy.

In this group: Olga, Erika Micaela , Teresita , Basilia , Lorenza, Betty Patricia, Adela , Epifania
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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