A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy beer.

Machacamarca Group's story

The “Machacamarca” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Hermenigilda. The members carry out a variety of business activities among which are potato growing, dehydrated potatoes, milk production, soft-drink and beer sales, and cheese sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen with various lines of work. Hermenigilda is one of the members and she indicates that this is the first time she’s joined the institution having been invited to do so by a promoter who visited her at home. She currently sells soft-drinks. She comments that she learned this business when she was a girl since her mother did the same thing and she later decided to do this commerce in adjacent communities.

The loan she’ll take out now is to diversify her business. She will buy beer from suppliers and then sell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family as possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.

In this group: Hermenigilda, Ignacio , Caritina , Octavio, Florencia, Celia, Dionicia, Elisa Loyola

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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