A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy rice, cooking oil, and noodles.

Las Legendarias Group's story

The “Las Lengendarias” communal bank will begin its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch regional center. It is comprised of eight members, and it is led by a board of directors. Felipa is the president. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied, and among them are selling traditional “Cholita” footwear, producing skirts, farming, selling chicken, selling fruit, selling food, selling sweets, and a neighborhood store.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small businesswomen where Felipa is a member. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for one year. She joined by invitation from an adviser with the institution who went to visit her at her house. She currently has a business selling food. She says that she undertook this business on her own initiative several years ago when she saw that this products was sold widely in the market.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital to buy rice, cooking oil, and noodles that she will get from the distribution stores in the city of El Alto. She will later make the food and sell it at her sales space. This way of working will allow her to generate resources to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the payment meetings.

One lady is not in the photo because she had a medical appointment.

In this group: Felipa, Adela Catia , Isabel, Elizabeth, Beatriz Celia*, Juana, Edgar, Jhannet Mirian
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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