A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy aluminum clothing.

Suma Sartasiñani Group's story

The communal bank Suma Sartasiñani is starting its fifth cycle with Pro Mujer, within the regional hub of Los Andes. It comprises nine members and is managed by a board of directors where Ana is acting President. The businesses run by the members of this communal bank are varied. They include cosmetics sales, weaving of sweaters and blankets, a grocery store, sewing jackets, a book store, and selling pots.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small microentrepreneurs like Ana. She states she has belonged to Pro Mujer for nine years and joined through a friend who was already a member and invited her. She currently has a business selling aluminum clothing. She states she started this business when she got married, since her husband sold these products. With capital from Pro Mujer, she decided to implement her business independently.

She will use the loan she is now requesting to increase capital by purchasing aluminum clothing from the markets on the Peruvian border with Bolivia. She will later sell it at her business space. This work allows her to generate resources in order to support her family, since she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health trainings they offer.

In this group: Ana Luisa , Ana Rosario , William , Virginia , Miriam Deysi, Raimunda, Bernarda , Karina Gabriela, Elisa Natividad
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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