A loan of $3,350 helped a member buy supplies and merchandise.

Rubi Group's story

The Rubi Communal Bank meets in one of the Pro Mujer community centers, Collpani, every two weeks. They are in their eighth cycle. Led by their president, Isabel I., they make their own rules.

They have their own businesses like selling food, meat, books, jute, and cosmetics. Some also have grocery stores. They need a loan to buy supplies and merchandise, which will allow them to generate greater income and be able to cover their families’ basic needs.

That is the case for Wendy C. who is 24. She sells meat at different fairs in the city of El Alto. She needs to buy merchandise.

In this group: Isabel, Maria Teresa, Judith Saida, Irma Lucy, Miriam, Elizabeth Francisca, Carmen, Jenni Miriam, Julia, Yda Rosa, Luisa Janeth, Silvia Wendy, Ronald*

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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