Total loan: $4,650

Intocables Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy rice in bulk.

Intocables Group's story

The Communal Bank “Intocables” (Untouchables) is starting its sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Guillermina is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling meat turnovers, selling undergarments, selling “api” (a beverage made from purple corn), selling fish, and selling food.

This loan will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Guillermina. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six loan cycles ago after being invited by her husband, who is also a client of the organization. Guillermina currently has a business of selling food. She became knowledgeable about this type of business several years ago after observing that there was a high demand for the sale of food.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying rice in bulk. She acquires her supplies from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and then sells her dishes according to her customers’ orders. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Guillermina is married and has five children.

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