A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy meat.

Amca Group's story

The “AMCA” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Copacabana center. It is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors where Margarita is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank have are varied. Among them are: weaving blankets, making matresses, a neighborhood store and selling food.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro business women, among whom is Margaret. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for three years. She joined at the invitation of a consultant from the institution who went to visit her at her home. Right now, she has a butcher shop. She reports that she started this business years ago selling mutton and later began to sell beef.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital, buying meat she will acquire in the markets of the community of Batallas, city of La Paz, to later sell in her locale. This work allows her to generate resources to support her home as much as possible, because she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings and the health and credit trainings.

In this group: Margaritas, Antonia , Maxima, Daisy Lizyth, Teodoro , Adela , Pamela, Fabiola , Vicenta Herma

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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