A loan of $1,700 helped a member purchase seeds.

Espiritu Santo Group's story

The Espiritu Santo communal bank is entering its eigth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the regional hub of Los Andes. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors of which Lucia is the president. The members are involved in the following businesses: selling potatoes, selling sweaters, blanket-weaving, selling juices, selling toys and selling fruit.

The loan they are taking will benefit small businesses in which Lucia is a member. She states that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago after having been invited by a sponsor who visited her at her home. Currently, she has a business selling quinoa. She started this business based on a suggestion from her in-laws. After she got matted, she decided to open her own business. It is nowhere source of income.

The loan she is seeking will be used to purchase seeds which she will purchase in La Paz, and later sell the harvest in her store. This line of work allows her to earn an income to support her family since she is married and has one son. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she said she enjoyed the health care offered by the institution.

In this group: Lucia Priscila, Lidia, Valeria, Maritza Maribel , Rufina , Juan Carlos, Martha , Francisca

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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