A loan of $2,325 helped a member purchase hats.


3 De Febrero Group's story

The “3 DE FEBRERO” communal bank is starting their sixth cycle as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has ten members and Maribel is the president. The group is involved in diverse businesses. They include selling vegetables, kiosk attendant, selling hats, a bakery, selling salchipapas (a Latin-American fast food), selling underwear, a neighborhood store and sewing aprons. Maribel tells us that six months ago she joined a communal bank within Por Mujer. She was invited by her mother. Currently, she has a business selling hats. She has worked for many years with her mother. The loan she will receive now is for increasing her capital for selling hats that she will buy at the shopping malls in the city of El Alto. Later, she will sell them from her permanent stall. This form of work helps her to move forward with her family since she has a partner and a child. When consulted about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she told us that she likes the health area. María is not in this photo because she was at the doctor’s office.

In this group: Eva, Juana Carlosa, Emiliana Isabel , Maribel , Nelly Felicidad, Jhovana Teresa, Nora , Maria *, Placida, Hilaria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson


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