Total loan: $3,425

Rosas Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Retail

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A loan helped to buy wholesale rice, sugar, and noodles.

Rosas Group's story

The "Rosas" communal bank is beginning its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II regional hub. It is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors, of which Roscio is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include knitting children's sweaters, selling potatoes and freeze-dried potato flour, selling underwear, a neighborhood store, distributing chicken, selling sandals, and a transportation service. This loan will benefit small business owners like Roscio. She says that this is the first time she is joining Pro Mujer. She joined by invitation from a promotional campaign of the institution. Her business is a neighborhood store. She says that she started this business when she noticed that this business was needed in her area and that she could sell a wide variety of products. She will use this loan to increase her merchandise by buying wholesale rice, sugar, and noodles from wholesale sellers in the city of El Alto. She will then sell the products in her store. This work allows her to generate an income to support her family financially, as she is in a common-law marriage and has one son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings offered by the institution.