A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy lingerie at wholesale.

Yacuiba - 26 Group's story

The “Yacuiba-26” communal bank has 11 members, nine women and two men. The bank president is Juana, 32. She has a five-year-old son. Juana sells lingerie. She has a permanent stall in one of the city of La Paz’s busiest markets where she sells her products. This loan is her second sequence in the institution and Juana will use this loan to buy underwear at wholesale in order to have a variety of clothes on offer for her customers thus increasing her profits. The reason for requesting the loan is to continue improving the business. Juana will use profits to continue to buy a variety of underwear. Juana is a very hardworking person who feels happy about the opportunity provided to her and her fellow group members because in some cases they are their families’ sole source of support.

In this group: Marcela, Rita Dimelza, Juana Yannette, Paola Giovanna, Maria Susana, Richard Esteban, Juliana, Amanda, Apolinar Orlando, Maria Esther, Yolanda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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