A loan of $5,525 helped a member to buy a freezer.

Urbanización 31 De Enero Group's story

The “Urbanización 31 de Enero” communal bank will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by María, President. The members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: sand sales, crafts, knit glove and cap making, sweater knitting, butcher shop, dried meat sales, hat and legging making.

They will take out the loan to benefit their micro businesses. María is a member and she indicates that she joined Pro Mujer a cycle ago having been invited to join by one of the institution’s program’s promoters who visited her at home. She currently has a butcher shop that she says she started with her first loan she got from the institution and is currently doing very well.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase her work tools; she will buy a freezer in the local street market in El Alto to then install in her shop. This way of working allows her to have the resources to support her family the best way possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.

In this group: Maria , Luisa, Silvia Cecilia, Maruja Bertha, Yanet, Veronica , Carmen Luzmilda, Guillermina Erminia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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