A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy stockings.

Luz De Luna Group's story

The “Luz de Luna" communal bank is beginning its twelfth loan cycle through the Juan Pablo II regional office. It is made up of eight members and Zara is the chair. The livelihoods carried out within the group are varied, and include a neighborhood store, as well as businesses selling clothing, footwear, mobile phones, food, pants, cosmetics, stockings and fruit drinks.

Zara says that four years ago, she joined a communal bank within Pro Mujer, and that she was invited to do so by one of her co-members. Currently she has a business selling stockings, which has been operating for several years.

The loan she will now take out is to increase her capital through the purchase of stockings, which she will buy in the stores in La Paz, and subsequently sell at her stand. This way of working helps her family keep going, as she is married and has four children. When we ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes saving money.

In this group: Zara , Marcela Honarina, Brigida , Maria, Lisseth Yoselin, Daniela Judith, Jenny Teodora, America

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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