A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy rice, oil, and noodles.


Suma Khamaña Group's story

Suma Khamaña Communal Bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya regional office. It's made up of nine members and governed by a board of directors of which Susana is the president. The various businesses of the communal bank members include camelid sales, potato production, "apí" sales [non-alcoholic corn beverage], neighborhood store, and soft drink sales.

Their loan will benefit small business entrepreneurs such as Susana. She says it's the first time she has belonged to Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a loan officer from the institution who visited her at her house. Currently she has a neighborhood store business, which she says she started when she saw the need of people in her community.

This loan is to increase her capital by buying rice, oil, and noodles, which she'll get from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz and later sell in her own house. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, because she lives in a common-law relationship and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the loan.

In this group: Susana, Isidora, Florencia, Narcisa , Nora, Josefina, Patricia, Guillermina , Justina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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