A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy canned goods, rice, noodles, etc.


Luz Clarita Group's story

The communal bank "Luz Clarita" will begin its seventh loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch regional center. The group consists of eight members and is led by a board of directors, of which Señora Virginia is the president. The businesses of the members of the group are varied, and among them are weaving blankets, neighborhood store, selling food, making jackets, selling backpacks, spinning and selling vicuña wool, and selling vegetables. The loan that they will take out will benefit these little microbusinesswomen, of whom Señora Virginia is one. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer six months ago at the invitation of a friend from the institution. Now she has a business, a neighborhood store. She makes it known that she began this business on seeing the need that existed among her neighbors. The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying canned goods, rice, noodles, etc., which she will acquire from the distributing stores in the city of El Alto, and then she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her household as much as possible, since she lives in a free union relationship and has two children. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the meetings and the training.

In this group: Virginia , Emiliana, Demetria, Marisol, Adeliana, Rufina , Marcela, Margarita Yovana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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