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Corazones De Oro Group
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Agriculture
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Corazones De Oro Group's story
The “CORAZON DE ORO” communal bank is beginning its third loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Copacabana. It is made up of twelve members and is directed by a board of directors where señora Martha is the President. The members of the communal bank have various businesses, including: selling milk, selling cheese, selling food, selling vegetables, selling freeze-dried potatoes, selling potatoes, a tire workshop, and sewing jackets. The loan they are applying for will benefit small micro businesses of which señora Martha is a member. She explains that she became a member of Pro Mujer three years ago, following the invitation of one of the organisation's promoters, who came to visit her at her home. She currently has a business selling milk. She explains that she started this business several years ago, learning the production from her family when she was a young girl. When she married she decided to start an independent business. The loan that she is applying for now is for food in times of drought (buying livestock), which she will obtain from the sellers in her community. After raising the livestock she will produce her product and sell it to milk companies. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the life insurance offered by the organisation.