A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy leather.

Fe Y Esperanza Group's story

The Fe y Esperanza (Faith and Hope) communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo regional hub. It is made up of eight members and is lead by a Board of Directors of which Señora Dayana is president. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied. Among them are vegetable sales, CD sales, the sewing of sportswear, shoes sales, drink sales, food sales, and clothing sales.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit these small-time microentrepreneurs, one of whom is Señora Dayana. She says that this is her first time with Pro Mujer. She joined due to an invitation from a promoter of the organization who went to her home to visit her. Currently she has a business making and selling footwear. She shares that she learned this trade from her father, because he had the same business. Later, with a little capital, she decided to begin her own business.

The loan that she is now taking out is to increase her capital for the purchase of leather, which she will buy from the wholesale sellers in the city of La Paz. After putting it together, she will sell it in her sales stall. This type of work lets her generate income to keep up her family, because she is single and has a child. When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the health area that the organization offers.

In this group: Dayana Maria, Rosalia , Jose Fermando, Marisabel, Susana, Fabiola Narda , Luisa, Nieves

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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