A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy a knitting machine.

Media Luna Group's story

The "Media Luna" communal bank is starting its second loan cycle at Pro Mujer's German Busch office. The group has nine members and is run by a board of directors that has Sonia as its president. The members of the communal bank have different businesses, including; selling milk, selling clothes, selling recyclable materials, selling sweatshirts, a bakery, knitting jumpers, selling trousers, and a grocery store.

This loan will benefit small business-owners in Sonia's group. Sonia herself says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago, following an invitation from a neighbour who was already a member. Sonia currently has a business knitting blankets. She says that she inherited the business from her mother, who also worked with these products. Sonia gradually took over the business.

This loan will be used to increase capital by buying a sewing machine from the traditional markets of El Alto city. Sonia will then install it in her workspace. This work allows Sonia to earn an income for her family. She is single and has one son.

When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, Sonia says that she enjoys being with her colleagues at the communal bank.

In this group: Sonia, Martha Elsa, Mery Susana, Jhoel Limberth, Olga Otilia , Jhenny Jhoana, Marisol Leticia, Francisca Teodora, Alejandra Yesenia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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