A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy rice, oil and noodles.

Sartasiñani 2 Group's story

The “Sartasiñani 2” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board presided over by Yola. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: neighborhood store, bread sales, metal shop, perfume sales, assorted goods sales and chocolate sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Yola. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for two years having been invited to join by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a neighborhood store and she makes it known that she learned this business years ago on her own initiative observing this type of business and noting that it facilitated her being able to care for her children.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy rice, oil and noodles from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and subsequently sell it in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to support her family since she’s in a common law relationship and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services and the loans that are offered.

In this group: Yola , Maria, Norah Melissa, Hortencia, Maribel , Fabiana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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