A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy cattle.


Amigas De Huancane Group's story

The communal association “AMIGAS DE HUANCANE” will be starting its third cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Copacabana centre. It is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors of which Nicolasa is the President. The businesses which the members of the communal association run are varied and among them are: selling cheese, selling "Api" [a hot drink made from purple corn], selling milk, selling bread and selling cattle. The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen of which Nicolasa is a member. She says she joined Pro Mujer three cycles ago after being invited by a promoter from the institution who went to visit her in her home. Currently she has a business selling cheese and milk and she says she learnt the business from her parents as it was the family business. After getting married she decided to start up her own business.

The loan she will take out is to increase capital to buy cattle, which she will buy from the communities in the la Paz department. After raising the cattle she will sell them at her sales outlet. This kind of work allows her to generate income to maintain her family, since she is married and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the savings which the institution offers.

In this group: Nicolasa, Ana Lorena, Javier Ramiro, Irene Martha, Laurelia, Gregoria , Natividad , Martha
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally


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