A loan of $4,000 helped a member acquiring fixed stalls in city markets.

Progreso Group's story

This group, made up of 15 women, adopted the name “Progreso.” This group works in the focal center German Buch which is located in the Huayna Potosi zone in the city of El Alto. The group members’ main business is selling food. Sonia sells lamb meat, Maruja sells chicken and Lucia sells vegetables. They all sell their products as street vendors at different markets and in the streets of the city of El Alto. They need capital to rent fixed stalls in the markets in the city. This will allow them to secure their sales and to maintain the quality of their products in optimal conditions.

In this group: Lucia, Hilda, Simona, Fidelia, Matiasa, Maruja, Gumercinda, Veronica, Paulina, Sonia, Claudia, Maclovia, Juana, Alcira, Ximena*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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