A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy traditional sausage for resale.

Los Angeles 16 De Febrero Group's story

The community bank "Los Angeles de 16 de Febrero" is starting its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer through its regional office Panamericana. The group is comprised of eight members and is overseen by a board of directors, whose president is Mónica. The members are involved in various businesses, including the knitting of sweaters; the sewing of clothing for sports; the sale of meat, groceries, wool and baby sweaters; and a babysitting business.

The loan they are seeking will benefit these small businesses, one of which is Monica's. She reports that two years ago she joined Pro Mujer at the invitation of an outreach worker who visited her home. Currently she has a business selling meat. She started this business with the help of the first loan that she took from Pro Mujer, and things are now going very well.

She will use her portion of this loan to purchase sausage that she will acquire from distributors in the city of La Paz and then sell from her stall. This form of work enables her to support her household in the best way that she can. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the trainings they provide and the opportunity to share with her fellow members.

In this group: Monica , Sonia Yolanda, Olivia, Viviana, Rosmery, Veronica, Carmen Geovana , Elizabeth , Vanesa Marilyn, Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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