Total loan: $4,800

Pioneros Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy rice and noodles at wholesale.

Pioneros Group's story

The communal bank “Pioneros” will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Focal Center of Villa Tejada. It is made up of eight members, and is directed by a board of which Ana is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank are carrying on are varied. Among them there is: food sales, shoe sales, flower sales, cakes sales, clothing sales, beer sales, and sale of school supplies.
The loan they will receive will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs where Ana is a member. She says this is the second year she has been with Pro Mujer, joining because of the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. Currently she has a business in food sales. She says that she learned this business several years ago, on her own initiative.
The loan she will now take out is to increase capital (buy rice and noodles at wholesale), which she will get from the wholesale retailers in the city of La Paz and El Alto, and afterwards she will prepare it and sell it in her sales stand. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family economically, as she is single and has two children.
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes to go to the training and the health area offered by the institution.