A loan of $4,550 helped a member to buy maize, jerky, etc.

Khory Group's story

The communal bank “KHORY” will start its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer [MFI], as part of the Focal Center of Patacamaya. The group has eight members and a governing board headed by María Elena. The members of the communal bank carry out different business activities, such as: selling gifts, food, various articles, beverages, clothing, tires, and supplies.
The requested loan will benefit microentrepeneurs like María Elena. She points out that this would be her second loan with Pro Mujer. She joined following an invitation from an MFI promoter that visited her house. Currently, she has a business producing and selling “charquecan” [traditional Bolivian dish]. She learned how to do this a long time ago working as a food assistant. Afterwards, she started her own business with a small amount of capital.
The loan will be used to increase her capital (buying maize, jerky, etc.) by acquiring it through the traditional fairs of the Bolivian altiplano. She will then prepare her dishes and sell them from her food stall. Her work has allowed her to earn an income to support her household since she is married and has three children.
When asked what she likes the most about Pro Mujer [MFI], she responds that she likes the health and credit programs.

In this group: Maria Elena, Ruth Isabel, Ximena Rossy , Casilda, Lucy Rosmery, Miguelina Berwy, Elena, Lucha

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Lobo

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