A loan of $2,175 helped a member buy CD's.

5 De Abril Group's story

The communal association "5 DE ABRIL" will begin its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. It is comprised of eight members and is led by a directive board of which Maria Elena is the Secretary. Among that various businesses that the members carry out are: selling kebabs, a neighborhood store, selling magazines, a transportation service, selling CDs, selling food, selling clothing, and selling toys.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs of which Maria Elena is a member. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, having joined by an invitation from her friends that are members of the institution. Today she has a business selling CDs; she discloses that she learned this business jointly with her sister, who has had a business similar to hers for five years, and she decided to start her own work space.

The loan that she will take out now is for capital increase (buying CD's) which she will acquire from the traditional fairs of the City of El Alto and then she will market them in her work space. This kind of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has a son.

When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the savings that are made in the institution.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Maria Elena , Ana Maria , Silvia Eugenia , Pacesa, Cirley, Jose Luis , Lucero Soledad

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Varney

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