A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy fruit.

Las Viajeras Group's story

The Communal bank “Las Viajeras” will start their first loan cycle in ‘ProMujer’. They belong to the Regional office of Senkata. This group is made up of eight people and is managed by a board of directors of which Margarita is the President. The businesses that the members of the communal association have are varied. They include sales of, among others, vegetables and coca leaves, vehicle spare parts, food, soft drinks and jelly, fried snacks, transport services and sports clothes.

The loans they receive benefit the group of micro-entrepreneurs which Margarita is a member of. She tells us that she has been a member of ‘ProMujer’ for two years, joining the association on invitation by her friends who are also members. She currently has a business selling fruit. She learnt this business several years ago, seeing how the product sold well on the market.

The loan she is asking for at the moment is to increase her capital (to buy fruit) which she will buy at the traditional food fairs in La Paz and afterwards she will prepare it and sell it on her stall. This work helps her to generate an income which lets her support her family. She is married and has three children.

When she is asked what she likes about ‘ProMujer’, she replies that she likes the training sessions in the areas of health and credit which the institution offers.

In this group: Margarita, Jheny, Valeria, Yola , Ronal Reynaldo, Marina Alicia, Celia , Roxana Rita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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