A loan of $3,375 helped a member to purchase fruit.

17 De Abril Group's story

The “17 DE ABRIL” [17th April] communal bank is starting its 26th cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata regional office. It has nine members and is run by a board of directors with Hilaria as President. The members’ businesses are varied and include: blanket weaving, making blankets, selling vegetables, selling food, weaving baby clothes, blouse workshop, selling clothes.

The loan they take out will benefit small micro-companies, with which Hilaria is involved. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago, on the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. At present she has a business selling fruit. She explains that she started this business on her own initiative.

The loan that she will receive is to increase her capital (to purchase fruit) which she will buy from the wholesale sellers in La Paz city. Subsequently, she will sell the produce from her stall. This kind of work enables her to generate income to help maintain her family, as she is married with four children.
When asked if she likes Pro Mujer, she replies that likes it and she likes the training workshops on health and loans.

In this group: Hilaria, Dionicia Nicolasa, Sebastiana, Paulina , Estefania, Nancy Herlinda , Amalia , Guiela Ines , Marina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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