A loan of $5,025 helped a member to purchase vegetables.

Amapolas I Group's story

The communal bank “AMAPOLAS” will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer (For Women) as part of the "Centro Focal de Los Andes". The group is comprised of twelve members and is governed by a Board of Directors led by Betzabe, their President. The businesses run by the members of this communal association are varied. They include: selling fried potatoes with hotdogs, selling candy, an icecream shop, selling roasted corn kernels, a neighbourhood store, selling lentils, selling vegetables, selling food, selling American-style clothing, a grocery store, and a store that sells plastic items.

The loan they take out will benefit these small-business owners including Betzabe. She states that this is their tenth time joining Pro Mujer (For Women). They became members after being invited to do so by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling vegetables. She notes that she started this business ten years ago with the first loan that she took from Pro Mujer (For Women).

The loan will be used to increase resources; to purchase vegetables from markets in the city of La Paz. These items will later be sold from her place of business. This type of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home as best she can. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer (For Women) her response is that she likes the savings, the workshops, the loans and the health-care aspect.

In this group: Betzabe Norah , Luisa , Giovana Elizabeth, Lourdes, Laura, Andrea, Adelaida, Julia , Justina , Milenka Mabel , Miguel , Felipa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras

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