A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy rice, potatoes and noodles.

Unión Progreso 2 Group's story

The communal bank "UNIÓN PROGRESO" will begin its sixth Pro Mujer loan cycle at the Senkata Social Center. The group is comprised of eight members and their management board is led by Alejandrina, the president. The members of the group are involved in different business activities, such as selling shoes, chickens, itineraries, clothing, food and woven products.

The loan will benefit the group of small business owners that Alejandrina belongs to. She says she has been in Pro Mujer for two years and joined by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently sells food and began her business on her own initiative with only a little money.

The loan she is requesting is to increase her capital to buy rice, potatoes and noodles from wholesale dealers in the city of La Paz. Afterwards, she will sell the goods at her food stall. This job allows her to earn enough income to support her household, since she lives with her common-law husband and two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is the training regarding health and credit.

In this group: Alejandrina, Arminda , Deysi, Gina Jeanneth, Juana , Maxima, Ana , Julia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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