A loan of $1,675 helped a member to purchase cows and llamas.

Hormiguitas Group's story

The communal bank Hormiguitas (Hardworking Women) will start in Pro Mujer’s first loan cycle as a part of the Regional Office of Achacachi. It is composed of ten members and is led by a board of directors, where María is the president. The businesses carried out by the communal bank’s members are varied; among them are selling cheese, llama meat, potatoes, vegetables, and production.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microbusinesswomen, one of whom is María. She says that this is their first time with Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a promoter from the organization who visited her home. Currently, she has a business selling cattle, which she began at the suggestion of her husband when they decided to get married.

The loan that she will take out now is for the expansion of her business - to purchase cows and llamas, that she will buy at the markets, the surrounding communities, and later raise. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, as she lives in a common-law marriage and has five children.

When asked what she enjoys about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the loan and the savings.

In the picture, there is Eusebia’s son, who is wearing a gray sweatshirt; Alejandrina’s husband, wearing a blue sweatshirt, and Eliana’s sister, wearing a brown poncho.

In this group: Maria , Primitiva, Eliana, Alejandrina , Maria , Virginia , Justino , Eusebia , Julia Elena , Victoria Lucia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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