A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy fishing nets.

Progreso De Chilaya Group's story

The "Progreso de Chilaya" communal bank is beginning its first loan cycle with "Pro Mujer", through the Copacabana communal bank. This bank has eight members and is run by a board of directors which has Susi as its president. The members have different businesses including: selling fish, cheese, meals, and a dressmaking workshop.

This loan will benefit the small businesses run by the members in Susi's group. Susi herself tells us that she joined "Pro Mujer" a year ago following an invitation from one of the organisation's representatives who went to visit her in her home. Susi currently has a business selling meals, which she tells us she started on the recommendation of her relatives who work in the same sector.

This loan will be used to increase capital by buying fishing nets at the El Alto city markets. The nets will then be used for fishing. This work allows Susi to earn a living to support her family: Susi lives with her partner and has two children.

When asked what she likes about "Pro Mujer", she tells us that she likes the training and the loans offered by the organisation.

In this group: Susi, Alicia , Mary, Emelio Lucio , Roxana, Mery, Ofelia, Amalia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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