A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy a grinder.

Estrella De Cristo Group's story

The Estrella de Cristo communal bank will begin its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Alto Lima Regional Office. It's made up of 10 members governed by a board of directors of which Sandra is the secretary. The various business that the members of the bank carry out are grocery store, shoe sales, weaving and knitting blankets, footwear sales, sandwich sales, carpentry shop, cell-phone sales, and butcher shop.

Their loan will benefit small business women such as Sandra. She says it's her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of an officer of the institution who visited her at her house. Currently she has a business selling chorizo sandwiches. She says she started this business years ago, because she worked in a separate business and learned to make this product.

This loan is to increase her capital buying a grinder to make chorizo. She'll get it from the stores in the city of La Paz and later sell in her sales stall. This job allows her to generate resources to support herself, because she's single.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the loans and the health services.

In this group: Antonia , Marcela, Fabiana, Prima, Pastora, Delia Celena , Elena , Sandra , Lidia, Nativa Manuela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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