A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy livestock.

Antawara Group's story

The communal bank ‘Antawara’ will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Patacamaya regional office. It is composed of eight members and is governed by a board of directors of which Erodita is treasurer. The businesses carried out by the members of the bank are diverse and include selling livestock, selling potatoes and chuño (dehydrated potatoes), selling sweaters and blankets, and selling artisan ponchos, blankets, and aguayos (traditional blankets).

The loan they will take out will benefit small micro-businesses of which Erodita is a member. She indicates that five months ago she became a member of Pro Mujer thanks to a promotional invitation when they were in her area. Currently, she runs a business raising livestock that started 20 years ago, which she learned by helping her parents in the same business.

Erodita is taking this loan out to increase capital. She will buy livestock from the neighboring fairs and afterwards she will raise them at her home. This type of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her family since she is married and has six children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the trainings on health and loans.

In this group: Adela , Flora , Erodita , Julia , Marcelina, Rebeca, Valerio, Erwin Gustavo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Eddy

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