A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy a sewing machine and wholesale groceries.

Inti Sol Group's story

The "INTI SOL" communal association is starting its tenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana focal center. It is made up of eight members, and is led by an executive committee of which Maria is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association operate are varied, and include: a grocery store, food sales, wool sales, sewing overalls, making macramé blankets, weaving blankets, and making skirts. The loan that is being taken will benefit small microbusiness owners such as Maria. She says that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer, after having been invited by am advisor from the organization who visited her in her home. She now has a neighborhood store and a business making skirts. She says that she started these businesses on her own initiative with a small amount of capital that she has, and has seen them help her to increase her income. The loan will be used to increase her capital (by buying a sewing machine and wholesale groceries) that she will acquire from markets in the city of El Alto and later sell in her store. This type of work allows her to earn income to help support her family, as she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the health care that is provided by the organization.

In this group: Maria, Esther Paulina, Cristina , Carmen Rosa, Antonia, Elsa, Rodrigo, Maria Teresa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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