A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy sweaters wholesale.

Urkupiña - 27 Group's story

The enterprise bank Urkupiña 27 is comprised of 8 members - 7 women and one man. The members of the bank work in various trades. The president of the bank is 50 year old Catalina, who is married with 3 children who are 24, 19, and 15 years old. She works selling sweaters the the different markets in the city of El Alto. This loan is her second with the bank. Catalina will use the loan to buy supplies of sweaters for her business wholesale. She is requesting the loan to increase her capital. Catalina faces challenges in her business, particularly meeting her customers' requirements and she is going to use the profits to reinvest in her business.

In this group: Michael, Leny Lisett, Benigna, Maria Elena, Catalina, Mary Isabel, Celia, Faviola

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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