A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy clothes in bulk.

Mujeres Mañaneras Group's story

The "Mujeres Mañaneras" communal bank is starting its eighth loan cycle at the Los Andes regional office of "Pro Mujer". The group has eight members, and is run by a board of directors that has Nancy as its president. The members have different businesses, including selling gloves, selling clothes, a corner shop, offering telephone services, a bed and breakfast, selling skirts, and selling condiments.

This loan will benefit microenterprises in Nancy's group. Nancy herself tells us that she joined "Pro Mujer" 20 years ago, following an invitation from a friend who was a member of the organisation. Nancy currently has a business selling clothes. She tells us that she started this business when she was travelling in Bolivia once. She decided to buy a space to sell her products and to set up in La Paz.

This loan will be used to increase capital by buying clothes in bulk from markets on the border between Bolivia and Peru; Nancy will then sell the clothes at her stall. This work allows Nancy to earn an income to support her family; she is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about "Pro Mujer", Nancy responds that she likes the health training offered by the organisation.

In this group: Nancy Geronima, Marina , Claudia Silvina, Justina , Saturnina, Elizabeth, Debora Reyna, Carla Rosario

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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