A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Machacamarca Group's story

The communal bank “Machacamarca” will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Senkata. It is made up of 7 members and is led by a board of directed headed by Maria. The businesses that the members run are varied. Among them are meat sales, media sales, potato and vegetable sales, general products sales, and refreshment sales.

Maria says that this is the first time she’s worked with Pro Mujer, and she was invited by an advisor. Right now she has a business selling food that she began some years back.

The loan that she’s gotten is to increase her working capital (buy vegetables), and she will buy them in the markets in the city of El Alto. She will sell them at her stall. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family since she is married and has 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training about health and loans.

In this group: Maria , Marlene, Emeteria, Dania, Primitiva, Arminda, Eudosia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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