A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy livestock.

Aguilas De Chaguaya Group's story

The “AGUILAS DE CHAGUAYA” communal bank is beginning their first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi regional office. It is composed of 11 members and led by a board of Directors, with Luisa as President. The member's businesses are varied including: the sale of blankets, selling sweaters, selling soft drinks, the sale of groceries and selling cooked food. The loan will benefit all these micro-entrepreneurs.

One member, Luisa indicates that this is her first time to join Pro Mujer. She was invited by a friend who belongs to the institution. Luisa buys and sells livestock. She tells us that she learned this trade as a child helping her parents. She started her own business with a small amount of capital she had.

The loan Luisa is requesting is to increase her working capital (buying cattle) that she will purchase in neighboring communities. After raising them she'll sell them in the markets close to her home. This form of work allows her to generate resources to help support her household. She lives in a common-law relationship and has six children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer she responded that she liked the teaching sessions and the savings.

In this group: Luisa, Gonzalo, Maria Elena, Balvina, Wilma Lizeth , Bertha Sandra, Lidia, Julia
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