A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy doors.

Chasquis Group's story

The A.C. "CHAQUIS" group will begin their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Panamericana. This group consists of eight members and is led by a board of directors, of which Isidora is the president. The business activities that the members carry out are varied and include: Alpaca wool spinning, sports jackets sales, cleaning services, backpack sales, "tucumanas" (typical pies) sales and blanket weaving.

The loan they receive will help benefit small micro-businesses of which Isidora is a member. She mentions that she became a part of Pro Mujer six months ago, after being invited by a promoter of the institution who went to visit her at her house. Now she has a business selling doors. She started this business herself four years ago.

The loan she will now receive is to increase her capital (buying doors) from the carpentry shops in the city of El Alto and later she will sell them in her sales room. This way of working allows her to generate enough profit to maintain her family, as she is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she mentioned that she likes the quick payments.

In this group: Isidora, Maria Isabel, Vicenta, Zenobia, Juana, Dora, Eliana , Lorenza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby

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