Total loan: $6,800

6 De Enero Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy fruit wholesale.

6 De Enero Group's story

6 de Enero Communal Bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Regional Office. It's made up of eight members governed by a board of directors of which Balbina's the president.

The loan they're getting will benefit small-business entrepreneurs such as Balbina. Currently she has a business selling fruit. She said she learned this business on her own initiative several years ago.

The loan she's getting will be to increase her capital with a wholesale purchase of fruit from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz that later she'll sell in her sales stall. This job allows her to earn an income to support her family financially, because she's in common-law relationship and has four daughters.