A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy flour.

Villa Esther Group's story

The “VILLA ESTHER” communal bank is starting its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Regional Hub. The group has seven members and is governed by a board of directors; Constancia is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include: weaving blankets; making cushions; a convenience store; and food sales.
This loan will benefit micro entrepreneurs including Constancia. She has been part of Pro Mujer for a year and a half, and joined at the invitation of her sister-in-law, who is part of the institution. Constancia currently has a bakery, and tells us that she learned this business from her parents since it was the family business. She then decided to become independent and open her own establishment.
She will use this loan to increase her capital (to buy flour). She will acquire her flour in the markets in the city of El Alto, wholesale. After baking, she will sell her products in her store. This work allows her to generate an income to help out her household where possible. She is married and has four children.
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the health training and the savings.

In this group: Constancia, Yolanda Carmen, Sonia , Elizabeth, Cristina, Fabiola Monica, Adela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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