A loan of $4,625 helped a member to purchase shoes.

Alfa Y Omega Group's story

The communal bank Alfa Y Omega is starting its third cycle with Pro Mujer. It belongs to the regional office of Senkata and comprises nine female members. Tereza is the President of their board of directors. The businesses run by the members of this communal bank are varied. They include selling shoes, making plaster masks, a neighborhood store, a sewing shop, selling coffee, selling sausages and potatoes, weaving sweaters, and selling fruit.

The loan they are requesting will benefit this group of small businesswomen of which Tereza is a member. She says she has belonged to Pro Mujer for three cycles and enrolled through her friend's invitation, who was already a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling shoes. She says she learned this business several years ago and started it with her husband.

The loan she is now requesting is to increase her capital (purchase shoes) which she will acquire from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. She will then sell the product in her business space. Working this way allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has three children.

When asked what she enjoys about Pro Mujer, she replies that what she likes the most is the healthcare, the trainings, and the lending.

In this group: Tereza, Maria Eugenia, Julian Leometria, Emma , Justa, Justina, Juana Elva, Irma, Sonia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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