A loan of $3,600 helped a member to purchase light bulbs in bulk.

Vicuñitas De Mariscal Group's story

The "Vicuñitas de Mariscal" communal bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Cascada and is made up of eight members, led by officers, of which Juana is the President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry on are varied and among them are a transportation service, light bulb sales,flowerpots sales, weaving blankets, and blanket sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small microenterprises of which Juana is a part. She says that this is the first time that she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a neighbor who wanted to create a communal bank in the institution. Currently, she has a business selling light bulbs, she says that she undertook this business fifteen years ago, since some of her family members had the same business and she decided to continue it.

The loan she is now taking out is to increase her capital (purchase light bulbs in bulk) that she will acquire from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto and later will sell in her retail space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family since she lives with her partner and has six children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health service that the institution offers.

In this group: Juana, Elena, Gladys, Vicenta, Jimena, Josefa, Alfonzo, Remedios

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris

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