A loan of $4,725 helped a member to purchase snacks in bulk.

San Sebastian B Group's story

The "San Sebastian B" community group will begin its first loan with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela focal center. It is made up of 14 members and is run by a board of directors, of which Maria is the president. The members run various businesses, including a bookstore, a hardware store, a neighborhood store, salchipapa sales, blanket sales, clothing sales, snack sales, sneaker sales, artisan crafts, food sales, dried potato sales, and a coffee shop.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit small businesses like Cecilia's. She tells us that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer and that she joined because a friend, who is a member of the institution, invited her. She currently has a business selling snacks. She started this business two years ago. After she had the opportunity to travel and get to know the dynamic of the sales of these products, she decided to open her own business.

The loan that she is requesting is to increase capital (purchase snacks in bulk). She will purchase the snacks in the markets in the city of El Alto and later sell them at her store. This job allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is single and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the health focus that the institution offers.

In this group: Maria Cecilia, Omar Valeriano, Noemi Soledad , Leonora, Pamela , Corina , Arminda , Elvira, Lilian, Johnny Efrain, Natalia, Leydy Deysi, Mercedes, Julia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel

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