Total loan: $3,500

Tilateñas Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy vegetables at wholesale prices to sell in her business.

Tilateñas Group's story

The communal bank “Tilateñas” is starting its third cycle in Pro Mujer, through the Villa Adela regional office. The communal bank is made up of nine members, and is directed by a board of directors, of which Pacesa is the secretary. The businesses of the members are varied and include transport services, selling coca, selling lamb, a butcher shop, bricklaying, a sewing workshop and weaving blankets. This loan will be used in some small businesses of which Pacesa is a member. She says that this is her first time joining Pro Mujer, and that she joined at the invitation of a promoter who came to see her at her house. Pacesa’s business is selling vegetables. She says that she learned this business a number of years ago on her own, when she noticed that vegetables sold well in the market. Pacesa is requesting this loan to increase the capital of her business by buying vegetables, which she will buy from wholesalers in the city of El Alto. She will then sell them from her sales space. This work allows her to earn income to support her family, as she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Pacesa replies that she likes the lending division and its services.