A loan of $3,850 helped a member to purchase merchandise to sell.

Lealtad Group's story

The Lealtad community bank is starting their 30th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II regional center. The group is made up of eight members and is directed by an executive board, of which Mónica is the president. The members have various businesses, including: supply sales, a beauty salon, a party supply store, food sales, ice cream sales, a pastry shop, and blanket sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit all of their small businesses, including Mónica's. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for six years, and joined at the invitation of a friend who is also a member. She has a business selling ice creams. She started the business to support her husband, who does the same work. Once she learned techniques from him, she opened her own business.

She is requesting this loan for working capital to purchase merchandise to sell. She will purchase it in the markets in El Alto, and later sell them, since she sells her products as a street vendor. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the loans and the training that the institution offers.

In this group: Monica Nilda, Carolina Mildred, Mery, Jocelyne Nahomi, Margarita , Jesus Ariel , Mary Helen , Ross Mery

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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