A loan of $4,050 helped a member to purchase condiments.

Abejitas De Collpani Group's story

The "Abejitas de Collpani" community bank is starting its twenty-fifth loan cycle with Kiva partner Pro Mujer at the Collpani office. This group consists of nine members and has a board of directors with Mauricia as president. The members make a living in a variety of businesses, such as selling chickens, selling coffee, selling blankets, selling cocoa, construction, producing printed books, selling condiments and making sweaters by hand. The loan will help these small businesses, including that of Mauricia, who has been a member of Pro Mujer for eight years after being invited by her mother, who also belongs to the institution. Currently Mauricia has a business selling condiments. She has learned the business since she was a little girl from helping her mother sell the same products. Later, after she got married, she decided to start her own business. She plans to use the loan to increase her capital and purchase condiments at the flea markets in the city of El Alto to later sell at her sales post. In this way she will be able to earn income to provide whatever possible for her household, which consists of her husband and four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Mauricia said the training courses.

In this group: Mauricia, Regina Viviana, Leandra, Marcelina , Celia , Martha, Julia, Victor Yoni, Grecia Ayde
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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