A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy a sales cart.


Valdivia Group's story

The “Valdivia” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Center. It has six members led by a governing board headed by Vilma. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of commercial activities among which we have: “pan de laja” [traditional bread baked in stone ovens] sales, food sales, blanket sales, neighborhood store, lamb sales and locksmith shop.

Vilma indicates that this is the first cycle she’s worked in Pro Mujer having joined invited by one of the advisors and by her fellow members. She currently has a business selling lamb that she started years ago having learned it from her sister.

The loan she’ll take out now is to improve her business. She’ll buy a sales cart in the city of El Alto which she’ll then use to transport her merchandise.

This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family in any way possible.

In this group: Vilma, Miriam Margot, Maria Eugenia, Cristina, Rosa, Brigida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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