A loan of $3,375 helped a member to purchase varieties of dehydrated potatoes.

Sol Brillante Group's story

The Sol Brillante community bank will start their 7th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional center. The group is made up of eight members and directed by a board, of which Elvira is the president. The members work at a variety of businesses, including: fruit and jam sales, blanket weaving, dehydrated potato sales, food sales, cosmetic sales, and knitting sweaters.

The loan they are taking will benefit their small businesses, including Elvira's. Elvira joined Pro Mujer five months ago at the invitation of her daughter, who is also a member of the institution. She has a business selling tunta and chuño, which are dehydrated potatoes. She learned this business on her own many years ago. She has some capital now but wants to increase it even more.

The loan they are requesting now is to increase working capital by purchasing dehydrated potatoes. She will acquire them in nearby communities and later sell them at the markets in the city of El Alto. This type of work allows her to generate income to maintain her household. She is married and has seven children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said she likes the savings.

In this group: Elvira, Rufina, Yobana, Jimena, Melani Rossy, Silvia Ruth, Lizeth Paola, Tania

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd.

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