A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy a dairy cow.

Corazones De Oro Group's story

The 'Corazón de Oro' community bank is beginning its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Copacabana regional office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which has Juana as its president. The businesses that the members of the group are engaged in are varied and include: selling cheese, selling suckling pig, selling vegetables, selling milk and running a neighborhood store.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit these small businesswomen. Juana says that this is her first time with Pro Mujer, which she joined through an invitation from one of the institution's field officers who visited her at home. Juana currently has a business making and selling cheese. She says that she learned this business years ago from her mother and decided to work selling these products as it is profitable.

Juana will use this loan to buy a dairy cow. She will buy the cow in one of the markets in a neighboring community. After she has made her cheese, she will sell it in different markets in the city of La Paz. This work allows her to make income with which to support her household. Juana lives with her partner and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Juana replied that she likes the training sessions that focus on loan management and health.

In this group: Juana, Martha Rosa, Mariela, Miguel Ismael*, Eliodora, Isabela , Ines, Margarita

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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