A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy plaster.

Estrellas De Cristo Ii Group's story

The "Stars of Christ II" communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as a part of the Alto Lima regional office. It has eight members and is managed by an executive board, of which Antonia is president. The members of the association have various businesses, including: plaster sales, drink sales, a tailor workshop, sports footwear sales, clothing sales, and transportation services.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small business owners, including Antonia. She says that this is the fifth year that she is a member of Pro Mujer, having been invited to join by a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently, Antonia has a store that sells construction materials. She launched this business alongside her husband, as he was familiar with this type of work and decided to invest capital in this account.

Antonia is taking out this loan to raise capital to buy plaster from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. Subsequently, it will be sold in her retail space. This type of work will allow her to generate resources to take care of her family, as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Antonia responds that she likes the local health clinics.

In this group: Antonia, Marcela, Gladys Justa, Rogelia Julia, Reyna Yoselin, Alfredo, Veronica, Angelica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Moore

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