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Total loan: $3,600
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Miel Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / Decorations Sales

A loan of $3,600 helped a member compra de eva.


Miel Group's story

The communal bank “MIEL” will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Focal Center of Villa Tejada. It is made up of eight members and is directed by a board of governors of whom Gilka is the president. The businesses that the members of the association work in are varied. Among them are: lingerie sales, traditional crafts production, internet service, handicraft production, cosmetics sales, and clothing sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small micro-businesswomen like Gilka. She indicates that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer, becoming a member through the invitation of a niece who is a member of the institution. Currently, her business is a handicrafts workshop. She says that she learned this business by watching television programs where they carried out these activities and with the purchase of some magazines.

The loan that she will now take out is for the increase of capital (the purchase of Eva rubber foam) that she will acquire from wholesale distributors in the city of El Alto. Subsequently, she will sell her creations to customers by special order. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home in all ways possible since she is married and has children.

When she is consulted about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the credit and health training that it provides.

In this group: Gilka , Lourdes Tahirih , Juan Jose , Steyner Giselle, America Jenny , Guadalupe Sofia, Maria Cecilia , Rosa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler


Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 23, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 23, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer