A loan of $5,250 helped a member to buy potatoes in 100 kilogram units (quintales).

Hijas Del Illampu Group's story

The Daughters of Illampu Association will begin their fourth loan cycle with Kiva partner Pro Mujer ("Pro Women"), as part of the Achacachi Focal Center. The group includes ten members and is directed by a board in which Soledad serves as president. The members' businesses are varied and include: owning a bookstore, running a shop, chauffeuring, mining, selling fruit, selling food and sewing quilts.

Loans that are taken out by the Association benefit the microentrepreneurs, of whom Soledad is a constituent. It has been two years since she formed the Pro Mujer group at the invitation of a promoter of the institution who came to visit her at her home. Soledad owns a business selling salchipapas, a local snack of potatoes and fried sausages. The business was launched several years ago when she changed jobs.

The loan that the group is requesting now will be used in part to buy potatoes by the quintal (100 kg) at wholesale prices from local vendors. The product will then be made and sold in its retail space. This workflow will allow Soledad to generate maximum income to provide as much support as possible to her household, since she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she repsonds that she likes receiving the loans and health training.

In this group: Soledad, Remedios, Erika Gabriela, Efrain*, Reina , Leonard Jhonn *, Tereza , Mery Marisol, Yheny, Gregoria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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