A loan of $4,825 helped a member purchase sweets to sell.

Luz De Luna Brillante Group's story

The “Luz de Luna Brillante” [Light of the Shining Moon] communal bank will begin their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as a part of the Collpani regional office. The group is composed of ten members and is led by a board of directors headed by Alicia. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, such as weaving blankets, braiding blankets, making rubber sandals, making ‘picos’ and ‘chuntillos’ [rustic tools], selling sweets, and running a neighborhood store

The loan they will take out will benefit small business owners, one of whom is Alicia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six and a half years ago on an invitation by one of the group’s credit counselors who went to visit her at home. Currently she has a small business selling sweets. She says she launched this business ever since she entered a school as a caretaker.

The loan that Alicia will take out is to increase her working capital (through the purchase of sweets) that she will get from the fairs in the city of El Alto, and later, sell in her fixed store location. This type of work allows her to generate resources to take care of her home as well as she can. She is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health training.

In the photograph, Lucila is missing since she was at a doctor’s appointment in the clinic.

In this group: Alicia, Celestina, Eva Maribel, Felipa , Roxana, Sicundina, Elsa Diana , Lucila*, Maxima, Maxima
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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