A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy a blender.

Illimani De Juan Pablo Group's story

Illimani de Juan Pablo Communal Bank will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Regional Office. It's made up of eight members governed by a board of directors of which Cristina's the president. The various business carried out by the bank members include food sales, juice and soft drink sales, ceramic pot sales, cosmetics sales, kitchen equipment sales, sewing ponchos, and notebook sales.

The loan they'll get will benefit micro-entrepreneurs such as Cristina. She says it's the first time she has been a member of Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a friend who's a member. Currently she has a business selling juice and soft drinks. She decided to set up this business because the one she had wasn't giving her results and she doesn't want to lose her working capital.

The loan she's getting now is to increase her capital by buying a blender, which she'll get in the markets in the city of El Alto and later make and sell her products in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her household to the extent possible, because she lives in a common-law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says the attention to health.

In this group: Cristina, Alicia, Juana Victoria, Aracely, Carmen, Erika, Nataly, Maria Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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