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4 Arenitas Group's story

The communal bank 4 Arenitas is starting its second cycle with Pro Mujer, within the regional hub of Villa Exaltación. It comprises eight members and is managed by a board of directors where Marta is acting Secretary. The businesses run by the members of this communal bank are varied. They include fruit sales, a sewing shop, a paint shop, baby clothing sales, and making skirts and sweaters.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small microentrepreneurs like Marta. She states that she has belonged to Pro Mujer for one year and joined through a friend who was already a member and invited her. She currently works as a healer, selling natural medicines. She says this was a family business, which is why she decided to keep it going so that it could become her source of income.

She is requesting this loan to increase capital by acquiring a stand in the town market of El Alto. She will then set up her business there. This work allows her to generate resources in order to support her family, since she is in a common-law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she enjoys the meetings they offer.

In this group: Hilda , Dionicio, Marta , Cinthia Yhanira, Mauricia , Elvia Marleny, Litzen, Angelica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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