Total loan: $2,300
Wara Wara Group
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food
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A loan helped to purchase fertilizer and seeds to grow and sell vegetables.
Wara Wara Group's story
The community association group "WARA WARA" will begin its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the regional office of Collpani. The group consists of eight members and is headed by a board of which Santusa is President. The businesses that the members of the community association have are varied and include sewing sleeves, selling sweaters, operating a neighborhood store, selling tools, selling a laminated wood used for packing cases, selling flowers, and sewing backpacks. The loan they are requesting will be useful for a small microentrepreneur like Santusa. She has been working with Pro Mujer for five loan cycles, entering on an invitation from a representative of the institution who came to visit her. Today, she has a business selling vegetables. She began this business because she has a nursery where she grows the vegetables and, when they are ripe, she sells them in the market. The loan she is requesting will bring an increase in working capital to purchase fertilizer and seeds in the markets in the city of El Alto. She will then sell her crops in her own retail space. This business allows her to generate resources to maintain her home with her husband. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Santusa says that she likes the training in the areas of health and credit. A member of the group is missing from the picture because she had a doctor's appointment.