A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy sweets.

Felicidad's Group's story

The “LIRIOS” Communal Bank is starting its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Tejada organization. The group has eight members and is governed by a board of directors. Señora Betzabe is the secretary. The members' businesses are varied and include: a corner store, grocery sales, transportation services, pasankalla (toasted corn) sales, food sales, and sandwich sales.
This loan will benefit these small businesspeople. Betzabe tells us that she has been a member of Pro Mujer since 2008. She joined at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling candy. She tells us that she learned this job when she started working as a caretaker at a school.
She will use this loan for an increase in working capital (buying candy). She will buy candy from the markets in the city of El Alto and sell it in her stall. This work allows her to generate an income to support her household where possible; she is married with four children.
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training and the health area.

In this group: Felicidad, Cristina Elena , Teodora Andrea , Silvia Eugenia , Tania Nataly , Betzabe , Simona , Aidy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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