Total loan: $2,900
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food
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A loan helped to purchase flour in bulk.
Trebol Group's story
The "Trebol" communal bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II. It is made up of eight members and is led by officers, of whom Silvia is the president. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied and include a general store, a prepaid call service, meat pie and empanada sales, bulk toy sales, cleaning supply sales, chicken sales, and cosmetic sales. The loan they are taking out will benefit the small microentrepreneurs of whom Silvia is part. She says that twelve years ago, she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of her sister who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business making and selling meat pies and empanadas. She says that she began this business at her own initiative, upon seeing that they are highly sold in the market. The loan that she is now taking out is to increase her capital (purchase flour in bulk) which she will get from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto and, after making them, will sell them in her retail space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to economically support her family since she is single and has a child. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health service that the institution offers. In the picture, one of the ladies is not present, since she was in a medical appointment.