Total loan: $6,100

Roca Fuerte Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy meat wholesale.

Roca Fuerte Group's story

The communal bank "Roca Fuerte" (Strong Rock) will begin its 11th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II regional center. It is composed of nine members and is led by a board of directors where Señora Elizabeth is the president. The businesses that the members of the group run are varied. Among them are: beauty salon, selling food, selling milk, selling sausages, selling beef, selling cosmetics, selling jewelry, buying and selling cattle, and selling detergents. The loan that they will take out will benefit these micro-entrepreneurs, of whom Elizabeth is one. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago, entering at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. She now has a business of selling beef. She lets it be known that she began this business a number of years ago, since she was helping her family in their business. Later, after having her first son, she decided to begin an independent business. The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital to buy meat wholesale, which she will acquire from the communities of the city of La Paz and later sell in her sales stand. This form of work allows her to generate resources to help her family economically, since she is single and has two children. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings that the institution offers.