A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy vegetables and chicken.

Villa Eguez Group's story

The Villa Eguez communal bank is starting their third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional office. They have eight members and are run by a board of directors with Santusa as the Secretary. The members' businesses are diverse and are moving along. The various businesses include making macrame blankets, selling USBs, tailoring, sewing blouses, sewing sweaters, selling hearing aids, and working as a construction foreman.

This loan will help member Santusa's small business. She joined Pro Mujer five years ago after being invited by one of the institution's advisors who was visiting her house. She currently has a home-based restaurant and sells food. She started this business by buying a kitchen, the same one that she got with her first loan through the institution. Now, she is improving and increasing her capital.

This loan will allow her to increase her capital and buy vegetables and chicken. She will get these from businesses in the city of El Alto. After preparing the food, she will sell it in her sales area. This type of work allows her to gain resources to maintain her home since she is single and cares for her parents.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the training in health and financing.

In this group: Agustina, Angelica, Damiana , Beatriz, Olga Esmeralda, Santusa Patty , Yola Lucia, Fredy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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