A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy furntiture.


Puerto De Guaqui Group's story

The communal bank "Puerto de Guaqui" is starting their first loan cycle with PRO MUJER, in the central office of Panamericana. This group has 9 members and is led by a board of directors, of which Lucy is the treasurer. The members of this group have a variety of businesses, such as: furniture sales, food sales, a neighborhood store, a butcher shop, clothing sales, fruit sales, and braiding rugs. This loan will benefit all of the small businesswomen in Lucy's communal bank. She states that this is her first experience as a member of PRO MUJER. She joined the organization at the invitation of her sister, who is also a member of the institution. Lucy now has a business buying and selling furniture. She learned this business on her own initiative by observing the furniture trade. Lucy will use this loan to increase her capital by purchasing furniture in the traditional markets in the city of El Alto and later selling it from her shop. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family, because she is married and has 3 children. When asked what she likes about PRO MUJER, she answered that she enjoys the financial and health training that the institution offers.

In this group: Angelica, Rocio Maribel, Ayda, Rosmery, Juana, Jhenny, Lucy, Yolanda, Cecilia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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