A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy cables, light bulbs, and switches.


Urphila Busch Group's story

The communal bank “URPHILA BUSCH” will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Alto Lima. The group has nine members and is headed by a board whose secretary is Zulema. The communal bank's members have a variety of professions including selling food and clothing, weaving macramé, managing a store, and selling electrical goods.

The loan benefits micro businesses such as the one Zulema is part of. She says she joined Pro Mujer three years ago when a representative of the institution visited her home. She now sells small appliances, a business she started some years ago by selling cables and light bulbs as a street vendor. Later she purchased appliances on the advice of friends.

This loan will increase her capital to buy cables, light bulbs, and switches from wholesalers so that she can resell them as a street vendor at fairs in the city of El Alto. This work lets her earn income to support her family. She is married and has three children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she said she liked the health center.

In this group: Casimira, Yesenia, Teodora, Elena, Felipa , Rosalina, Modesta, Nativa Manuela, Zulema

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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