A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, oil and preserves.

Bolivar 1 Group's story

The community association “BOLIVAR 1” will begin its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Los Andes. It is made up of eight members and directed by an executive board on which Señora Antonia is the President. The community association's members run various businesses, including a grocery store, a clothing store, blanket weaving, fruit selling and clothes selling.

The loan they receive will benefit small microentrepreneurs including Señora Antonia. She explains that that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago, on the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Today, she has a neighborhood store. She says that she began this business when she observed that her area lacked this service, and decided to request a loan from Pro Mujer. Since then, she has worked in this business.

She will use the loan she will now obtain to increase her capital (buying rice, sugar, oil and preserves) from distributors in the City of El Alto. She will then sell them in her store. This work enables her to generate resources to maintain her home as much as possible, as she is single and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the health area.

In this group: Antonia, Primitiva, Zulema Sara , Saturnina , Julia, Flora, Lourdes , Emiliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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