A loan of $2,600 helped a member purchase groceries to sell.

7 De Mayo Group's story

The “7 de Mayo” Communal Bank is beginning its 3rd loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani cluster. The bank has 8 members and is directed by a board headed by Susana. The businesses pursued by the communal association's members are varied, but include: selling green vegetables, groceries, scarves, clothing, meat and greens, and meals, and making jackets and doors.

Susana tells us that some 3 years ago her communal association joined Pro Mujer, on the invitation of friends. At present, she owns a neighborhood store that she has operated for years. She learned this activity from her father.

The loan Susana is taking out will augment her capital, and be used to buy groceries, which she will obtain from markets in the city of El Alto. Later, she will re-sell the items in her stall. Her business will provide assistance for her family. Susana lives with a partner and has 4 children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the health care.

In this group: Susana, Teresa, Rosmery Hilda, Julia , Agustina, María, Rosa, Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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