A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy food.

Mayaqui Sartasiñani Group's story

The communal bank “MAYAQUI SARTASIÑANI” will start its 10th loan cycle at the Germán Busch central office of Pro Mujer. This group has 10 members, and is headed by a board of directors where Agustina is the president. The members of this communal bank have a variety of businesses, including: selling sweaters, selling clothing, a metalworking shop, making suits, a locksmith shop, a plumbing business, a store, weaving belts, and selling shoes.

Agustina states that this is the third year that she has been a member of Pro Mujer; she joined at the invitation of a friend. She now has a neighborhood store where she has been working for years.

She will use this loan to increase her capital; she will buy food from the markets in the city of El Alto, which she will later sell from her store. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as best she can, because she is married and has 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the health education and the loans.

In the photograph, the member Fermina does not appear because she was in a meeting in the office.

In this group: Agustina , Eusebia, Sandra Gregoria, Gladys, Brigida, Irene, Juliana Ramona, Fermina*, Modesta, Juana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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