A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase caps and hats.


Utama Group's story

The "Utama" communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani Regional Office. It is composed of eight members and is directed by a board headed by Nancy. The members of the communal bank have a variety of businesses. Among them, we have: selling food, selling auto parts, knitting blankets, selling tires, selling cosmetics, selling baby clothing, selling all types of wool, selling potatoes.

Nancy indicates that five years ago she joined a communal bank in Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend. Now she has a business selling caps and hats, which she has been doing for years.

The loan that she will now receive is to increase her capital (purchase of caps and hats). She will buy them at the La Paz festival and then sell them in her sales space. This business helps her to support her family, since she is married and has four children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health area.

In this group: Nancy, Jesusa, Vicenta , Santa, Mary , Silvana Maria, Mery Liliana, Erika
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat


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