A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy vegetables in bulk.

Escomeñitas Group's story

The "Escomeñitas" communal bank is starting its third loan cycle at the Achacachi regional office of "Pro Mujer". The group has eight members, and is run by a board of directors that has Amalia as its president. The members have different businesses, including knitting blankets, a DIY shop, selling fruits, a corner shop, selling chickens, and transport services.

This loan will benefit microenterprises in Amalia's group. Amalia herself tells us that she joined "Pro Mujer" two years ago, following an invitation from one of the organisation's representatives, who went to visit her in her home. Amalia currently has a business selling foods. She tells us that the business was the family trade and, when she moved in with her partner, Amalia decided to start the same kind of business.

This loan will be used to increase capital by buying vegetables in bulk from sellers in the city of El Alto; Amalia will then sell the vegetables at her stall. This work allows Amalia to earn an income to support her family; she has a partner and two children.

When asked what she likes about "Pro Mujer", Amalia responds that she likes the loans offered by the organisation.

In this group: Amalia, Nancy, Elvira , Emma , Roxana, Juana, Mariana Karina, Hugo Esteban

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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