A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy a cooler and pitchers.


Luz Divina Group's story

The “Luz Divina” communal bank is beginning its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collapani center. It’s made up of eight members and directed by a board of directors where Maria de Lourdes serves as the president. The members have different businesses including: toy sales, salchipapa sales, clothing sales, book sales, Esika product sales, arts and crafts sales, and sandwich sales.

This loan will benefit small businesses where Maria de Lourdes is a member and she says that she has been with Pro Mujer for two years, having joined on a friend’s invitation. She sells salchipapas (food) and began several years ago on her own initiative. This loan will help her buy a cooler and pitchers at fairs in El Alto and then use them in her stall. This type of work allows her to generate income to maintain her household. She is single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health training.

In this group: Maria De Lourdes, Ibon Rosemary, Ximena Marcela , Sandra, Silvia Jhovanna, Janeth, Carminia Carla , Marianela Corina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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