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Total loan: $3,225
Tupac Katari Group
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Clothing
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A loan helped to purchase polleras (traditional Andean skirts) at wholesale.
Tupac Katari Group's story
The communal bank “Tupac Katari” will begin the third cycle in ProMujer. As part of the regional office in the Andes, it is made up of 8 members and is managed by a board of directors, of which Veronica is the president. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied, among them there are: pollera sales, costume sales, convenience store, food sales, sale of party favors, and sale of fried potatoes with hotdogs. The loan they will get will benefit the microentrepreneurs in the group where Veronica is a member. She says that this is the first year that she belongs to ProMujer. She joined because she was invited by a friend who is a client of the institution. Currently she has a business selling polleras (traditional Andean skirts). She says that she started this business with the capital that her mother left for her, who previously sold this merchandise. The loan she will get now is to increase capital (purchasing polleras at wholesale) that she will get from sellers in the city of La Paz and afterwards will sell in her sales stall. This way of work allows her to generate income to support her family economically, since she is still single. When asked what she likes about ProMujer, she answers that she likes the training offered by the institution.