A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy potatoes.

Huayna Potosi Group's story

The communal bank “Huayna Potosi,” which will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Focal de Copacabana, comprises eight members, and Asunta is the president of its board. The members engage in a variety of businesses: growing vegetables; selling food; construction; selling coffee; crocheting caps; and weaving blankets.

This loan will benefit micro businesses such as Asunta's. She said this is her first participation in Pro Mujer, which she joined after an associate of the institution visited her house. She learned her business, selling food, several years ago on her own. She will use this loan to buy potatoes at local fairs to use in the food she makes in her shop.

This work lets her earn money to pay household expenses, as she is married and has six children. She said she likes that Pro Mujer provides funding without undue hassles.

In this group: Asunta, Lucia, Daysi Gladys, Pamela , Rosa Teodora, Wilma, Adriano , Julia, Sabina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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