A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy wool.

Chojña Pampita Group's story

The “CHOJÑA PAMPITA” communal bank is starting its second round with Pro Mujer, as part of the central focus on Patacamaya. It's made up of 8 members and is directed by a board of directors presided by Eusebia. The businesses that the members run vary and include: weaving blankets, selling soft drinks, tractor driving, selling groceries, cheeses or having a grocery shop.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small business owners that Eusebia presides. She joined Pro Mujer a year ago after a promoter from the institution visited her home and invited her to get involved. At present, she has a crafts business, weaving blankets. She learnt this trade from her mother and has been doing it for several years.

The loan that she is taking out is to increase her capital (buy wool) which she will purchase from the markets in the city of El Alto. After making them she will sell them in her community's market. This work allows her to generate resources to be able to maintain her home as she is married with seven children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes that payments take place within her town.

There is one woman missing in the photograph who had to go check her herd.

In this group: Eusebia, Secundina, Fermina Justa, Porfirio, Andrea, Nancy Fausta, Sabina *, Nelly
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Bell

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