A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy fish.


Esperanza 2010 Group's story

The communal bank "Esperanza 2010" ["Hope 2010"] is entering its sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. They are working with one of the organization's regional offices, Panamericana. The group is made up of eight members and is headed by a board of directors. Victoria is the treasurer of the board. The members of the communal bank run a variety of businesses, including a neighbourhood store, a business making Peruvian ceviche, vegetable sales, lamb sales, apron sales, sales of Bolivian petticoats, and tailoring.

This loan will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs such as Victoria. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six loan cycles ago. She joined the group at the invitation of a consultant from the institution, who came to visit her at her home. Currently, she has a business selling fish. She said that she began this business on the advice of a relative who taught her how to sell this product.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her merchandise by buying fish, which she will acquire wholesale in the markets in the city of El Alto. After that, she will sell it at her place of business. This type of work lets her generate income in order to support her household as best as she can, given that she is single and has a child.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the training sessions offered.

In this group: Sonia, Angelica, Maria , Rebeca , Nemecia, Victoria, Claudia Teresa, Betty

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue


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