A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy food supplies.

Las Amigas Group's story

The "Las Amigas" communal bank will start its 13th loan cycle in Pro Mujer through the Los Andes regional office. It is composed of eight members and led by a board of directors headed by Martha. The businesses carried out by the members of the group are varied and include: sale of vegetables, clothing, baby clothing, candy and food, as well as textile weaving and book-binding.

Martha says that she has been a member of a communal bank in Pro Mujer for two years, and joined on her own initiative. Currently she has a neighborhood store business that she has been working in for some years, having learned this occupation from her son.

The loan she will now take out is to buy merchandise such as food supplies, that she will acquire in the city markets of El Alto, and subsequently sell in her store. This business helps her to support her family, as she is in a common-law relationship and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training in the area of health and credit.

In this group: Martha Beatriz, Martha, Flora, Maria, Yobana, Pamela , Virgínia , Manuela Juliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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