A loan of $6,250 helped a member to buy pots and pans.


Union Progreso Y Trabajo Group's story

The "Unión progreso y trabajo" communal bank will begin its tenth loan cycle through the Los Andes regional office. This communal bank is made up of eight members and is managed by a board of directors, which has Enriqueta as its president. The members have various businesses, including: selling fish, blankets, food, and cheese; a chicken business, sports business, a mobile phone technician, and a grocery store.

This loan will benefit small businesses in Enriqueta's communal bank. Enriqueta tells us that she joined Pro Mujer following an invitation from a friend, who is a member of the communal bank. Enriqueta has a business selling meals. She tells us that she started this business elsewhere, where she worked as a cook.

This loan will used to increase Enriqueta's capital, by buying pots and pans from one of the city's wholesalers markets in La Paz. Enriqueta will then use them to prepare her meals to sell at her stall. This work allows Enriqueta to earn money to support her household as best as possible - she is married and has ten children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Nancy responds by saying she likes the friendship that she has with colleagues, as well as the health benefits.

In this group: Enriqueta , Luisa, Rosmery Sandra, Katerine , Jeanneth, Agustina , Juanita, Jhosemar
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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