A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy tights and stockings.


Huayna Potosi Group's story

The Communal Bank “Huayna Potosi” is starting its 24th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Mary as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling stockings, selling skirts, producing macramé, managing a neighborhood store, selling pots, selling condiments, and selling vests. This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Mary. She says that she joined Pro Mujer five years ago after receiving an invitation from her mother, who is also a member of the organization. Mary currently has a business of selling stockings and tights. She started this business after noticing that there was a demand for these products. The loan she is requesting will be used to increase her capital for buying tights and stockings. She acquires her products at the fairs in the city of La Paz and then sells them from her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to maintain her household. Mary is widowed and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Mary said that she enjoys the savings she has accumulated.

In this group: Mary Chela , Salome Cristina , Carlota , Elsa, Francisca Victoria, Betty Nayda, Antonia, Reyna Lizbeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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