A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy blanket cuts in bulk.


Pukas Group's story

The "Pukas" village bank will begin its second cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamerican field office. It is made up of eight members and is directed by a board, where Lidia is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, among them are: sale of dishes, sale of soft drinks, neighborhood store, minibus, sale of seasonal merchandise, sale of dairy products, grocery store.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microenterprises where Lidia is a member. She says that this is the fourth year that she is a part of Pro Mujer, entering to form a group with her friends in the area. Currently, she has a craft business sewing blankets. She says that she learned this business twenty years ago, since she discovered the technique because she learned it in a training center.

The loan that she will take out now is for increasing capital (to buy cuts of blankets in bulk) that she will acquire in the distribution stores in the city of El Alto. Later, she will sell it in her sales area. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her family since she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health consultations that the institution offers her.

In this group: Lidia , Herlinda Angelica, Maria Teresa , Agueda Cecilia, Martha, Brigida, Ibette Paola, Jhovana Angela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin


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