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A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy cheese.

Nueva Solidaridad Group's story

The "Nueva Solidaridad" communal bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer through the Alto Lima regional office. It is composed of six members, and is led by a Board of Directors of which Mery is the treasurer. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry on are varied, and include: knitting sweaters, sale of cheese, sale of perfumes, sale of clothing, sale of hair clips, and builder's helper.

The loan they will now take out will benefit small-business owners, of which Mery is one. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, at the invitation of a field representative who came to visit her at home. Currently she has a business selling cheese. She says that she learned this work from her mother years ago, and subsequently began her own venture.

The current loan is so that she can increase her working capital by buying cheese, which she will acquire from the people in her community who make it. Later, she will sell it in the markets in the city of El Alto. This form of work allows her to generate income for supporting her family as far as possible, as she is in a common-law relationship and has four children.

When asked which she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the loans and the savings program.

In this group: Celia Roxana, Mery Marisol, July Tania, Maria Reyna , Fabiola, Rosa Arminda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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