A loan of $2,425 helped a member buy bulk merchandise to resell.


Luz Y Vida Group's story

The Luz y Vida (Light and Life) group is made up of 13 people, of whom four are men and nine are women. All of the group members live in the same zone of Munaypata, a neighborhood in El Alto, BoliV.. The members are involved in different economic activities, such as selling athletic and American clothing, food, and sweets. Some of the men in the group work as drivers.

Betty is the group president. She has three children, and works as a street vendor selling large shopping bags and sweaters. Her husband is a contractor. The treasurer, Jannett, is single and sells handicrafts; she is also studying. The secretary, Esther, has one son and runs a lunch counter, which does very well.

The group gets along very well. The women worked together previously with another financial institution, so they know each other very well. Most of the group members plan to use this loan to increase their inventory of products so that they can earn more money.

In this group: Betty Bethza, Nelly Maria, Jannet Fanny, Esther Blanca, Alberto, Juana, Martha, Juan Carlos, Geny, Guadalupe*, Julia*, Romel, Fernando
*not pictured


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