A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy jerky.


San Pedro De Huatajata Group's story

The "San Pedro de Huatajata" communal bank is starting its second loan cycle through the Copacabana regional office. It is made up of ten members and Gaby is the treasurer.

The group members carry on a variety of businesses, including selling vegetables, selling fish, buying and selling meat, selling cheese, hauling, and selling jerky.

Gaby tells us that she has belonged to a communal bank in Pro Mujer for a half a year, and that she was invited to do this by the field worker.

Currently she has a business selling vegetables, that she has been working in for several years, having learned it from her family.

The loan she will be getting now is to diversify her business through the purchase of jerky, which she will buy at the local markets, and then sell at her stall.

Working in this way will help her keep going, as she is single.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes saving money.

In this group: Marybel, Miriam, Elena, Guido, Romulo, Marta Beatriz, Arturo, Margarita, Lidia, Gaby Soledad
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie


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