A loan of $4,250 helped a member buy clothing.


Maranatha Group's story

The Marantha Community Bank is beginning its fourteenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación group. There are eight members and a board of directors; Sra. Mirian is the treasurer. The members run the following businesses: selling clothing, store selling lubricants, document processing assistance, food selling, selling footwear.

The loan the group is seeking will benefit small business owners like Miriam. She joined Pro Mujer seven years ago at the invitation of her sister who is also a member. Now she runs a business selling clothing, a job she learned from her friends as she used to help with their businesses. As time passed she decided to start a business of her own.

The loan she is now seeking is to buy more clothing from the wholesale dealers in the town of El Alto, and then sell it on her own stall. The money she earns will allow her to better maintain her house where she lives with her husband and two children. When Miriam is asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that it is the training about loans.

In this group: Adela, Janneth Consuelo, Sandra Griselda, Yuli Elizabeth, Elizabeth , Miriam Monica, Aquelina Marizol, Fausto
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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