A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy rice, oil, and pasta.

Seke Group's story

The "SEKE" communal bank is starting its twentieth cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Collpani office. This group has eight members and is run by a board of directors, the president of which is Silveria. The members have different businesses, including businesses where they sell food, do braiding, making shoes, selling "api" (a non-alcoholic maize drink), selling beds, and providing transport services.

This loan will benefit the businesses in the group of which Silveria is a member. Silveria tells us that she started with Pro Mujer eight years ago after one of the organisation's assessors went to visit her at her home. Silveria currently has a business selling meals. She started this business a few years ago after seeing that this was profitable work.

Silveria will use this loan to increase her working capital by buying rice, oil and pasta. She will buy these products in shops in the city of El Alto and use them to prepare the meals to sell at her stall. This type of work has allowed Silveria to earn an income to support her household. Silveria is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer,Silveria tells us that she likes the health advice and training that is given.

In this group: Silveria, Paulina , Bonifacio, Alberta, Aida Jhanet, Alicia, Eugenia , Juana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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