A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, and sugar.

Unión 3Ks Group's story

The communal bank group "UNIÓN 3KS” is beginning its fifth loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Central Focus on Collpani. This group is made up of eight members and is governed by a board of directors, of which Betty is the president. The businesses this group's members run are various and include chicken sales, a general store, apron sewing, CD sales, blanket weaving, and coat sewing. The loan this group is requesting will benefit small business owners.

Betty is one member of this group. She has been involved with the Pro Mujer institution since a representative showed up at her door inviting her to join two years ago. She currently runs a general store, which she opened a few years ago after spotting the need for it in her neighborhood. With the loan Betty is requesting, she will increase her stock of merchandise, buying rice, noodles, and sugar in bulk from stores in the city El Alto. Later she will sell these products in her store. This business allows Betty to generate income for her household. She is divorced and has one son. When asked what she likes about working with Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the focus on health.

In this group: Betty, Leidy, Sandra Isabel, Faustino , Ilda, Petrona Victoria, Ninoska, Amalia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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