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Total loan: $5,500

Titintaya De Huatajata Group

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Beni / Guayaramerin, Beni Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy fishing nets.


Titintaya De Huatajata Group's story

The Communal Bank “Titintaya de Huatajata” is starting its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Victoria is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling fish, selling “api” (a traditional beverage made from corn), making crafts from wool, selling boiled products, selling fish, and selling food.

The loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Victoria. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago after receiving an invitation through a mass promotion held by the organization. Victoria currently has a business in which she sells fish. She has been learning the business since starting it three years ago and works independently. This is the first loan that she has obtained from Pro Mujer. She also learned how to fish from her current partner.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to replace her equipment (fishing nets) that she will acquire from sellers in the city of La Paz and then put to use in the place where she goes fishing so that she can have products to sell. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Victoria is in a common-law relationship and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Victoria said that she enjoys the life insurance offered by the organization. One of the members does not appear in the photo because she had to attend a meeting at her child’s school.