A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy nets.

Las Concentidas De Mazani Group's story

The communal bank "Las Concentidas de Mazani" will start their first loan at Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi Regional Office. The group is made up of eleven members and is led by a board of which Mery is the president. The communal bank members' businesses are diverse. Among them are milk sales, blanket weavers, fishers, and a driver.

The loan they are taking will benefit small micro-businesses within distinct fields. Mery is one of the members and she says that this is the first time that this is the first time she is working with the institution through the invitation of a loan officer who visited her at her home. She currently has a business fishing and making sales. She says that she started the business with her husband and now it is a family business.

The loan she is taking out now is to improve her tools (purchase nets) that she will acquire in the retailers stores and later she will use them in her work space. This kind of work allows her to make an income to support her family however possible. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health training and the loan.

In this group: Mery Yanneth, Marlina, Sonia, Feliza, Leticia, Juana, Florentino, Heriberto, Lucio, Regina, Norah
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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