A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy drinks, rice and noodles.

Sajama Group's story

The Communal Bank "SAJAMA" are starting their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Patacamaya. The group is made up of eight members and is run buy an executive board of which Señora Santusa is President. The businesses run by the group's members are wide ranging, and include: a hardware store, a corner shop, raising llamas, selling cold drinks, selling detergents.

The loan they are applying for will benefit this group of women with small businesses, of which Señora Santusa is a member. She says that this is the first time they are joining Pro Mujer, through the invitation of an advert that the institution placed in their area. Currently she has a corner shop that she started when she saw her neighbour's need for one in the area and the need to increase her family's income.

The loan that Señora Santusa will receive will be used to increase her capital so that she can buy drinks, rice, and noodles, which she will acquire at the wholesalers in the city of La Paz and then sell in her sales space. This kind of work will allow her to earn an income to support her family, since she lives in a common-law marriage and has 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Señora Santusa answered that she likes the training, the savings and the health service.

In this group: Santusa , Maxima , Vidalia , Alicia, Panfilo , Quintina, Sabina , Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Brown

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