A loan of $6,300 helped a member to buy clothing.

Jaimito Group's story

The Jamito community bank is starting its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata regional office. The group has ten members and is run by a board of directors which has María as its president. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling pork rinds, household goods, coffee, food, groceries, fabric and sports shoes.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit these micro-businesswomen. Marïa is a member of this group and she says that she has belonged to Pro Mujer for six months, joining through an invitation from her friends who were existing members of the institution. She currently has a business selling clothing and general household products. She points out that she started this business on her own initiative.

María is taking out this loan to increase her working capital. She will buy clothing from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and then re-sell them from her own sales stall. This work allows her to make income with which to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, María replied that she likes the health services and the training.

In this group: Maria Elena , Carmiña Carolina , Rosabel Jhanina , Juana Lucia , Quintina Lucia, Francisca , Madelen, Iris Pamela , Fany Rosalia , Lucila

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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