A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy scrap metal.


Amanecer Group's story

The Communal Bank "Amanecer" (Dawn) is starting its first loan cycle as part of the Juan Pablo II Community Center. This group consists of seven members and is led by Sra. Isabel as its president. The members have developed business activities that include managing a neighborhood store, selling clothes, washing cars, selling shoes, selling iron, and selling cosmetics.


Sra. Isabel says that this is the first time she has joined a Communal Bank with Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from one of her friends. She currently has a business that sells scrap metal. Isabel learned this trade from a friend and has been working for many years. The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying scrap metal, which she will acquire at the fairs in the city of La Paz and then sell from her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to help her family move forward. Isabel is single and has two children.


When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Isabel said that she enjoys the training classes and the savings. In the photograph, Sra. Nelly was not present because she had to attend to immediate business.

In this group: Isabel , Mariela , Ayda Eva, Maria Eugenia, Doro Ilda , Nelly Pacesa *, Dionicia Martha
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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