A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy furniture.

El Regreso Group's story

The “El Regreso” (The Return) communal bank will start its 8th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Alto Lima Focal Center. It has 10 members led by a governing board presided by Juana. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are furniture sales, clothing sales, fruit sales, condiment sales, sportswear manufacturing and American clothes sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen in various lines of work. Juana is one of them. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for a year having been invited to join by a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has business selling furniture. She relates that she started the business in partnership with her older sister. She thinks that in future she will manage their sales point by herself because she wants to buy it with her savings.

The loan she will take out now is to increase capital. She will buy furniture in street markets in the city of El Alto and then resell it in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate income to support her family; she’s a widow and has a daughter. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes sharing with her girlfriends.

In this group: Juana , Lucia Leonor, Graciela, Julia , Julia Reina, Teodora Condorina, Amanda Gabriela, Rosmery, Luisa, Felipa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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