A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy bricks.

Yeshua Group's story

The “Yeshua” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by Guillermina, the President. The communal bank members carry out a variety of commercial activities among which we have the sale of stuffed toys, sweater knitting, apron making and selling, metal shop services, neighborhood store, sewing, sale of turnovers and noodle soup and brick making.

Guillermina indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for four years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who’s a member of the institution. She currently has a brick-making business. She relates that she started the business after having worked in a brick factory for several years.

The loan she’s asking for now is to expand her merchandise. She will buy bricks from suppliers in the city of El Alto and then will resell them from place to place (she has no permanent stand). She sells to owners of building sites. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible since she’s separated and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Guillermina Teresa, Noemi , Coral Quechua, Victoria, Eva, Mery, Lizetth, Raquel Iris

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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