A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy wood.

Litoral De Senkata Group's story

The "Litoral de Senkata" communal bank will start its 27th loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata regional office. It is made up of nine members, and led by a board of directors of which Celia is the chair. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry on are varied and include: carpentry workshop, selling used clothing, selling medicines, selling candy, making sportswear, and selling chicken.

The loan they will take out is to benefit small business owners such as Celia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer 11 years ago, at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution.

Currently she has a carpentry workshop in her home. The loan that she will take out now is to increase her working capital by purchasing wood, which she will acquire from the wholesale shippers in the city of La Paz. After the items are made, she will sell them in the city of Oruro, based on orders.

This work allows her to generate income for supporting her family, as she is married and has five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training workshops and the loans.

In this group: Celia , Jacqueline, Antonia Olga , Nancy Filomena, Remedios, Antonia, Brigida, Camila Zaira , Felipa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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