A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy materials for making jewelry.

Suma Kantati Group's story

The "Suma Kantati" community bank are about to start their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Germán Busch regional office. The group has nine members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Isabel. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling socks and underwear, knitting sweaters and blankets, selling eggs, hand-making jewelry, selling 'caldo de cardan' (a soup made from bull's genitals which is considered an aphrodisiac) and selling 'picotas' and 'chuntillos' (rustic tools).

Isabel says that she has been a community bank member for one and a half years, having joined through an invitation from a loan officer. She currently has a business making gold jewelry that she has been working in with her husband for years. The loan she is currently requesting will be used to expand her stock (buying materials for making jewelry). She will acquire these in El Alto and, after she has made her items, she will sell them to order. This work allows her to support her family. She is married and has seven children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Isabel replied that she likes the savings.

In this group: Isabel, Nicolasa Dionicia, Beatriz Nancy, Damiana, Maria Mercedes, Gumercinda Andrea, Juliana, Estefani, Miriam Claudia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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