A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy handbags.


Pachamama Group's story

The "Pachamama" communal bank will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch regional office. The group is made up of eight members and is governed by a board of directors, of which Janet is the president. The businesses which the members of the communal bank run are varied, including making and selling sports clothing, selling jelly, gloves, and refreshments, making and selling sweaters, a local store, and baking and selling bread.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Janet. She says that this is her third cycle with Pro Mujer, which she joined by the invitation of a friend who is a partner of the institution. She currently has a business selling handbags. She learned about this business from a friend, who sold these products in markets.

She will use this loan to increase her working capital by buying handbags, which she will acquire from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. She will then sell them as a street vendor in the markets in the city of El Alto. This type of work allows her to generate an income to maintain her household as much as possible, as she lives with her partner and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the workshops on health and loans.

In this group: Janet , Reina , Emilia Andrea, Norah Eliza , Edith Celina , Yolanda Rogelia, Graciela, Justina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz


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