Total loan: $1,750
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Retail
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A loan helped to buy spare auto parts.
Utama Group's story
The Utama communal bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani communal bank. There are six members in the group, which is run by a board of directors headed by Mery. The businesses that the members of the communal association conduct are varied and among them we have tire sales, papaya juice sales, spare auto parts sales, potato sales, food sales, and sewing of baby clothes. Mery indicates that this is the first time she is working with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution on the invitation of a friend. Currently she has a business selling spare auto parts that she has been working on for two years. The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital buying spare parts, which she will get from Oruro and later sell in the markets. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she lives in a common-law marriage and has one child. When you ask Mery what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the support to increase her capital.