Total loan: $4,350

Rayito De Luna Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Agriculture

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Rayito De Luna Group's story

The Communal Bank “Rayito de Luna” (Little Moonbeam) is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Margarita serves as the secretary. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as buying and selling sheep, manufacturing traditional skirts, selling coca leaves, selling dried and fresh potatoes, managing a neighborhood store, and making floor tiles.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Sra. Margarita. She says that this is her first year since joining Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a promoter of the organization who visited her at her house. Margarita currently has a business of buying and selling sheep. She is knowledgeable about this business because she learned the trade from her parents. At a very young age, she was able to help her family and learn about the trading process.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying sheep. She will acquire the animals from nearby communities and then sell them from her vending space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to sustain her family. Margarita is in a common-law relationship and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Margarita said that she enjoys the training seminars offered by the organization.