A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy a fryer.

15 De Junio Group's story

The "15 de junio" (June 15th) Communal Bank will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Alto Lima Regional Office. It is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors of which Antonia is President. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied. The businesses are handmade shoes and hats, the sale of construction materials, sewing of vests, neighborhood stores, weaving of leg warmers, grocery store, weaving of wool blankets and handmade shoes.

The credit that will be taken out will benefit the small businesses including that of Antonia. She says that she started with Pro Mujer a year ago, having been invited by a promoter for the institution who went to her house to visit her. She currently has a food business. She learned this trade at a former job and decided to open up her own independent business.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her working capital by purchasing a fryer that she will get from the El Alto markets. She will then install it at her business space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to take care of her home. She is married and has three children.

When asking what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the medical consults and savings program.

In this group: Antonia , Amelia, Zenobia, Modesta , Gladys, Geroma, Juana, Nelida
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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