A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy fringes and fabric.

Mayaky Sartasiñani Group's story

The “MAYAKI SARTASIÑANI” community bank are starting their first loan cycle as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has eight members and Luisa is the group's president. The members carry out a number of different business activities including: making blankets by hand, selling coffee, running an Internet cafe, sewing jackets, selling food, selling Esika brand products and selling cosmetics.

Luisa tells us that she has been a member of a Pro Mujer community bank for five years. She was invited to join by a loan officer. Luisa currently has a handicraft business selling blankets and making baby sweaters. She has been in this business for some years.

Luisa is requesting this loan to increase her capital. She will buy fringes and fabric in the traditional street markets in the city of La Paz and, after making her goods, she will sell them to order to stores. This work helps her to support her family. Luisa lives with her partner and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Luisa replied that she likes the health services, the loans and the saving.

*Olivia does not appear in the photograph as she left immediately to return to her sales location

In this group: Luisa, Erika Ninoska, Lucia , Rony Rosmery, Fanny, Olivia*, Sandra , Maria Teresa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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