A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy calves.


Pomamaya Group's story

The communal association “POMAMAYA” will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer (For Women) as part of the "Centro Focal de Panamericana" communal bank. The group is comprised of eight members and is governed by a Board of Directors and María, their Secretary.

The members of the communal association work in a variety of businesses including: selling food, a grocery store, milk production, weaving blankets, and selling cattle. The loan will benefit these small business owners, including María. She explains that she joined Pro Mujer (For Women) three years ago at the invitation of a representative of the institution who paid her a visit at home. She currently runs a business selling milk. She inherited this business from her parents five years ago, because she is in charge of it.

The loan will be used to increase resources; to buy calves from communities in the city of El Alto. She will then raise the calves to sell dairy products. This type of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home as best she can. She is single and has four children.

When people ask her why she likes Pro Mujer (For Women), her answer is that she likes the reduced rates of insurance and the health services.

In this group: Feliza, Maria Virginia, Rosa Angelica , Paula , Juana, Paulina , Maria Silvia, Alejandra
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras


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