A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy groceries for her store.

Amigas De Puerto Perez Group's story

The communal bank “Amigas de Puerto Perez” is starting its second loan cycle with Centro Focal de Copacabana. The group is comprised of eight members, and Vanesa is the president. The activities that the group members are involved in are diverse - these include the sale of food, fish, and vegetables, as well as a neighborhood shop.

Vanesa reports that it has been six months since the communal bank formed under the organization Pro Mujer and that they were invited by the staff to join. Currently Vanessa has a neighborhood shop, and she has worked in this business for several years.

The loan she is currently seeking is to help stock her store with groceries. She buys these items in the traditional markets of El Alto and later sells them from her shop. This form of work will help her to improve her family's situation, as she is married and has two children. When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she told us that she likes the training they provide in the areas of health and finance.

In this group: Vanesa Gabriela , Exalta, Rosmenda, Loyola, Lucio , Omar Cecilio, Celestina, Nely
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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