A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy glasses and sunglasses.

Sartasiñani Kullacanacas Group's story

The “Sartasiñani Kullacanacas” communal bank will start its 32nd cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Celia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: CD sales, glasses sales, clothing sale, stuffed toy sales and fruit sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Celia. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for 8 cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from an advisor that visited her at home. She currently has a business selling glasses and sunglasses. She relates that she started this business 15 years ago when she noted the high consumption this product had.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy glasses and sunglasses from wholesale suppliers in the city of El Alto and then sell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her home as best possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the saving she earns in the communal bank.

In this group: Celia , Brithany Deysi, Betty Rocio, Gabriela, Felisa Bertha , Betzabe , Janneth Jacqueline , Gregoria Delfina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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