A loan of $1,750 helped a member purchase CDs.


Amauta Group's story

The “AMAUTA” Communal Bank is starting its first loan cycle with the Senkata Regional Office. It is composed of six members and Sra. María Liz is the president. The different businesses carried out by members of the group are: CD sales, neighborhood store, clothing sales, vegetable sales and food sales.

Sra. María Liz says that she became a member of a communal bank in Pro Mujer three years ago and was invited to join by one of her friends. Currently she has a business selling CDs and has done so for several years. She learned the business from friends.

The loan that she is now requesting is to diversify her merchandise. She will buy her CDs from markets on the Bolivian/Peruvian border and later sell them at her stall. Her work helps her family get ahead for she has a common law partner and three children.

When we asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the way the staff treated people.

In this group: Maria Lyz , Riza Paola, Pilar Juana, Beatriz Julia, Hilda, Lizet
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney


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