A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy metal items.


Las Elegidas Group's story

The communal bank “LAS ELEGIDAS” will begin their second loan with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional office. The group is made up of 8 members and is led by a board of directors headed by the president, María Eugenia. The members of the communal bank run various types of businesses including: coffee sales, smoothies sales, embroidery, plastics sales, weaving and braiding blankets, a mechanic's assistant, and a neighborhood shop. The loan they are taking out will benefit small businesses. María Eugenia is a member and she mentions that she joined Pro Mujer two loans ago on the invitation of a member of the institution. She currently has a body shop business. She says she learned the business from her husband and they decided to start their own business. She is taking out this loan now to increase her capital by purchasing metals from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. Afterwards, she will sell the metal in her shop. This form of work allows her to generate an income to support her home as much as possible as she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she states that she likes the health and loan trainings.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Jenneth Lucy, Carolina Nieves, Rosario , Maxima Janneth, Monica Asunción, Mayra Estefania, Nancy
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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