A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy coca leaves at wholesale.

Valle Hermoso Group's story

The Valle Hermoso village bank is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana regional office. The group has eight members, and Mónica is the president of the board of directors. The members of the group earn their living in a variety of ways, including upholstery, carpentry, and selling food, lingerie, api (a nonalcoholic drink made from corn), food, and fresh fish.

This loan will help these microentrepreneurs. Mónica notes that this is the first time she has been part of Pro Mujer, which she joined at the invitation of an acquaintance who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling coca leaves. She says that she has recently joined the coca industry, but she helped her mother in the business when she was younger.

She will use this loan for working capital to buy coca leaves from wholesalers in La Paz and then sell them in her business. This business helps her bring in an income to support her family, since she is unmarried and has a son.

When we ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the professional development it offers.

In this group: Monica, Lissette Giovana, Alizon Mercedes, Noemy, Fabiola, Laura Janett, Mariela, Jhanet

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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