A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase vegetables.

Nuevo Amanecer De Compi Group's story

The community bank Nuevo Amanecer de Compi is starting their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana regional office. The group has nine members and it is led by a board, of which Leonarda is the president. The businesses that the members have are varied and include: vegetable sales, harvesting and selling onions, fishing, a neighborhood store, and fish sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small business owners like themselves. Leonarda is a member of the group. She joined Pro Mujer six months ago by invitation of a consultant from the institution that visited her home. Currently she has a business selling vegetables. She learned the business herself about 12 years ago.

This loan will be used to purchase vegetables. She acquires them from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz and later sells them at her market stall. This type of works allows her to earn income to support her household since she lives in a common law marriage and has two children.

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

In the photograph, Miriam's husband is standing with the group. He is dressed in a blue and white sweater.

In this group: Leonarda, Bergenia, Humberto , Julieta , Margarita, Miriam , Albino Juan, Eugenia, Marica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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