A loan of $5,150 helped a member to buy potatoes.

Señor De Lagunas Group's story

The “SEÑOR DE LAGUNAS” communal bank is in their eleventh cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional office. It is made up of eight members, lead by a Board of Directors, with Máxima as President. The members have a variety of business amongst which are: the sale of slippers, the sale of "chuño (dried potatoes), cell-phone sales, selling jewellery, the sale of chickens, sewing blankets, and selling hardware. The loan will help all these micro-entrepreneurs.

Máxima says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for fifteen years, joining on the invitation of her father who was also a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling potatoes. She says she learned the business from her sister who sells the same product. She started selling with a capital of 100 BOB. This was amplified by the loans that she's received through pro Mujer.

The loan that Máxima is currently requesting is to increase her capital (buying potatoes) which she buys at the traditional markets, wholesale, in the department of La Paz. She then sells them in her commercial space. This allows her to generate the resources needed to support her family. She is married and has five children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer her reply was that she liked the loans and the saving.

In this group: Maxima, Rosmilda, Aida , Jesusa, Lourdes Magali, Gregoria , Martha , Nemesia Faustina

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