A loan of $4,725 helped a member purchase flour.


Amazonas Group's story

The communal bank “Amazonas” will be starting their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer through the regional office in Senkata. The group is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors with Bertha as the president. The members are engaged in various business activities such as hand bag sales, a neighborhood store, meat sales, screen printing, carpentry, a butcher shop, children’s clothing sales and a brake repair shop.

The loan will benefit small businesses like Bertha’s. She has been member of Pro Mujer for 2 years and was invited by a friend of hers who is a member. She currently sells pastries and she says that she started this business several years ago on the advice of her teachers and friends. She started with a small amount of capital which has now grown because of the loans through Pro Mujer.

With this new loan she will increase her capital and purchase flour from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. She will then sell her pastries in the neighborhoods around schools. This work will allow her to generate income to maintain her household as much as possible as she lives with her partner and their four children.

When asked what she likes most about Pro Mujer she responded that she likes the meetings about credit and health.

In this group: Bertha, Edith, Wilma , Shirley, Daria , Reyna Juana, Jeimmy Hevir, Leydi Raquel, Carmen Adelyn

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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