A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy cosmetics to sell.


Jardines De Senkata Group's story

The members of the communal bank “Jardines de Senkata” will begin its 2nd cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. It is made up of 6 members and is headed by a board where Lidia is the Treasurer. The businesses that the members of the communal bank engage in are varied and among them are: selling hats, selling meat, tailoring, neighborhood store, selling appliances, and selling clothing.

The loan they are making will benefit the microenterprises where Lidia is a member. She says that she has been with Pro Mujer for 5 months, joining through the invitation of her sister who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling cosmetics, disclosing that she began the business because of financial need and that it is profitable.

The loan that she is taking now is to increase her capital, to buy cosmetics that she will buy from the distributors in the city of La Paz, and later she will sell them from her home. This line of work allows her to generate income to maintain the household as much as possible as she lives in a partnership and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she says that she likes the training covering health and credit.

In this group: Silvia Maria, Nemia, Sonia Maritza , Rosa , Rosa, Lidia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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