A loan of $1,775 helped a member to puchase groceries.

Alfa Y Omega Group's story

The communal bank "Alfa y Omega” will start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata centre. The group is composed of 7 members and is directed by a governing board led by Gladys. The businesses that the members of the communal bank have are varied, among them are: pork sales, asphalt for construction, American clothes sales, miscellaneous goods sales, and a crockery trader.

Gladys says that this is the first loan she will take with Pro Mujer. She came to it through the invitation of a Pro Mujer adviser. She now runs a small local grocery store that she started years ago, something she learnt from her mother. The loan she will get will help her increase her capital to purchase groceries that she will get from the city of El Alto and then sell every day, in the mornings and afternoons, in her store. This way of works allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, being that she is married and has 3 children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the savings and the health service.

In this group: Gladys, Maria Eugenia, Justina, Tereza , Angélica , Irma , Lucia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lucia Long

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