A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy seeds.

Martita Corazon Group's story

The “Martita Corazón” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Sucy. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are vegetable sales, sweater knitting, food sales and book sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen in different lines of work. Sucy is one of them. She indicates that this is the first time’s she’s formed part of the institution having been invited by a promoter who visited her at home. She currently sells vegetables and says she learned this business when she was a little girl since her family has always worked growing crops.

The loan she’ll take out now is to diversify her business. She will buy seeds from stores in the city of La Paz and will then plant them in her orchard so that she can sell them when they mature. This way of working allows her to support her family however possible since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.

In this group: Sucy Virginia, Rogelia, Mercedes, Martha , Oscar Emeterio, Brigida, Miriam, Mariber

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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