A loan of $4,325 helped a member to purchase cement and metal.

Mayaqui Sartasiñani Group's story

The communal bank “MAYAQUI SARTASIÑANI” will start its fifteenth lending cycle with Pro Mujer as a part of Centro Focal German Busch. The communal bank is made up of nine members and overseen by a board of directors, of which señora Agustina is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include: selling sweaters, clothing sales, ice cream sales, selling plumbing-related items, electrician's assistant, weaving sashes, an electrician's workshop and selling tools.

The loan the communal bank is taking out will benefit small, micro-entrepreneurs, of which señora Agustina is one. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six years ago at the invitation of a friend, who was a member of the institution. Currently, señora Agustina has a hardware store. She says that she started the business a few years ago. As she had a small amount of capital, she decided to use it to purchase hardware items.

The loan that señora Agustina is taking out is for increasing her capital (to purchase cement and metal) which she will acquire from the wholesale companies in El Alto and then sell in her shop. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her family, as she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, señora Agustina says she likes the loans, the savings programs, the trainings and the healthcare offered by the institution.

In the above photo, the daughter of one of the women is pictured. She is dressed in pink.

In this group: Agustina, Felipa, Eulogia, Juliana Ramona, Brigida , Rogelia , Andres Faustino, Eusebia , Modesta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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