A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy potatoes.

Luz Alegría Group's story

The “LUZ ALEGRÍA” [Joyful Light] communal bank will begin its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the German Busch center. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors of which Damiana is president. The business of the members of the communal bank have are varied. Among them are: selling plantain chips, selling filling, selling stevia, selling toys, weaving blankets, selling food.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro businesswomen. Damiana is one of them and she joined Pro Mujer ten years ago. She joined at the invitation of a developer who visited her at her house. Right now she has a business selling food. She says that she started this business that she took out with Pro Mujer. Previously, she had worked as a food assistant and she had the knowledge she needed.

The koan she will take out now is to increase her capital (buying potatoes). She will acquire them in the city markets in La Paz and later she will prepare them in her sales stall. This work allows her to generate resources to support her home as much as possible. She is married and has six children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health and credit trainings.

In this group: Damiana, Leonarda, Nicolasa Dionicia, Beatriz Nancy, Barbara, Isabel , Juliana, Celestina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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