A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy dinnerware.

Cariñosas De Viacha Group's story

The community association, "Caring Women of Viacha" will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer (Pro Women), as a part of the Juan Pablo II Center. This group is composed of 8 members and it is directed by a board where Lisbeth is the president. The businesses that the members of the community association are promoting are varied. Among the businesses there are: dinnerware sales, the purchase and sale of livestock, the sale of food, the sale of chickens, woven sweaters, artisan crafts, and braided rugs.

The loan that the group will receive benefits small microenterprises, of whom Lisbeth is a participant. She notes that this is her first cycle through Pro Mujer which she joined through the invitation of a promoter who came and visited her at her house. Today she has a business distributing dinnerware on loan. She told us that this business began a year ago when she was taught by her aunt.

The loan that she will receive will increase her capital (through purchasing dinnerware) that she acquires from stores in the city of La Paz and afterwards she will distribute them from her place of business. This work makes it possible for her to generate the resources needed to maintain her home because she is single and has a son.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that the likes the loans and the healthcare support.

In this group: Lisbeth, Teodora, Lidia, Daniela , Rosa Ines, Elvira, Yovanna, Adela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth

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