A loan of $3,250 helped a member buy shoes wholesale.


Jiska Anata Group's story

The Jiska Anata group is on its 10th loan with Pro Mujer (Pro Women) as a part of Centro Focal de Panamericana. It is made up of 9 members and is led by an executive board. Paola is the President of the board. The businesses that the members of this communal bank are involved in are varied and include selling shoes, selling cleaning products, bricklaying, selling vegetables, selling clothes, and carpentry.

The loan that they are seeking will benefit small businesses including Paola's. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for 2 years and was invited by her mother, who is also a member of the group. Currently, Paola has a business selling shoes. She learned this trade from her parents, since it has been in the family for several years. When she had her son, she decided to start her own shoe-selling business.

The loan that she is asking for is for the purpose of increasing her capital by buying shoes which she will get from wholesale stores in the city of El Alto. After buying them, she will sell the shoes at her shop. This type of work allows her to earn her own income so she can support her household as much as possible, since she is single and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Paola says that she likes the health benefits.

In this group: Paola Fanny, Luisa , Yolanda, Sandra, Mariza Ibeth, Felipa, Rosa, Basilia , Ronald Rodrigo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales


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