A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase potatoes and corn.


Amor De Dios Group's story

The communal bank "Amor de Dios" (God's Love) will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Regional Hub of Collpani. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors, where Asunta is the president.

The business carried out by the members of the communal bank are varied; among them are: weaving blankets, selling coca leaf, selling Christian material, selling papa chuño (artisanal freeze-dried potato traditionally made in Peru) and corn, selling nutritional products, cosmetics sales, a butcher shop, and transportation services.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit small business owners, one of whom is Asunta. She says that she joined Pro Mujer one year ago, entering at the invitation of a promoter from the organization who came to visit her at her house.

Currently, she has a business selling potatoes and corn. She says that she learned this work alongside her parents, as it is a family business. When she was 15 years old, she decided to open her own location independently.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (purchase potatoes and corn) that she will obtain from communities in the city of La Paz; later, she will sell them in her sales stall. This type of work enables her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, as she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she enjoys the trainings on savings and health.

In this group: Asunta , Leticia , Jesusa, Xenia Gaby, Rosmery Jhovana , Teodora, Jenny Mery , Ignacio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel


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