A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy containers.

Villa Ingavi Group's story

The “Villa Ingavi” communal bank will start its 18th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Focal Center. It has 8 members and they have a governing board led by Virginia. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses among which we have sale of bedspreads, metal work, clothes sales, meat sales, stocking sales and fruit sales.

Virginia indicates that she’s been part of a communal bank for a year having been invited to join by a member. She currently has a business selling containers; she’s had it for years. The loan this cycle is to expand her merchandise. She will buy containers in the city of El Alto and then resell them in street markets. This way of working allows her to support her family since she’s married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes sharing in the group.

Irma does not appear in the photo because she had a doctor’s appointment.

In this group: Virginia, Maria Antonieta, Irma Esperanza*, Margarita, Magdalena, Bernabe, Nicolasa, Elba Graciela
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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