A loan of $3,950 helped a member buy rice, oil, and noodles.

Sonko Suwa Warmisita Group's story

The "Sonko Suwa Warmisita" group is starting its first loan with "Pro Mujer" (For Women) as a part of the "Centro Focal de Panamericana" communal bank. It is made up of 9 members and is directed by a board of directors, where Modesta is the president. The businesses that the group members are a part of are varied and include activities such as selling linaza juice (a local fruit), wood finishing, running a convenience store, selling food, jewel crafting, knitting sweaters, and knitting backpacks.

The loan that they will take out will help small businesses that Modesta is a part of. She comments that this is the first loan that she is making with Pro Mujer. She is making it due to an invitation from a promoter of the institution that went to visit her at her house. Currently, she runs a convenience store. She started this business several years ago, but at first her business only sold breakfast foods.

The loan that she is getting is to increase her capital (buy rice, oil, and noodles) that she will get from the markets in the city of La Paz. The goods she buys will then be sold at her place of business. This form of work allows her to generate income to sustain her house (she is married and has a son).

When asked what it is that she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the loans and the health support.

This group is accompanied by their credit consultant, Francisca, who is pictured in the green sweater.

In this group: Modesta, Nitza Isabel, Paola Esther, Benita Sofia, Julia , Maria Regina , Isabel Estela, Nery Delma, Angela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales

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