A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy bedspreads.


Pukas Group's story

The Pukas village bank is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana regional center. The group has eight members and is led by a board and its president, María Teresa. The members have a variety of businesses, including selling china, selling soft drinks, masonry, a neighborhood shop, selling miscellaneous items, and selling dairy products.

The loan will benefit the businesses of the group members, including María Teresa. She says she joined Pro Mujer two years ago because of an ad she saw in the area. At the moment she has a business selling bedspreads. She learned the business from her sister when she used to travel to Oruro; later, when she had her first child, she decided to start her own business. She will use this loan to increase her working capital and buy more bedspreads, which she purchases in the markets in the city of Oruro and then sells in her own shop. This work provides her with the resources to support her household, since she is unmarried and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the information provided about health and finances.

In this group: Maria Teresa, Jorge Luis , Agueda Cecilia, Brigida , Herlinda Angelica , Jhovana Angela, Lidia , Janet Felisa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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