A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy rice, noodles and potatoes at wholesale.

Mina Chojlla Group's story

The “MINA CHOJLLA” communal bank is starting its 9th cycle in the Los Andes Focal Center. This communal bank has 12 members. Juana is the President of the governing board.

The members have different businesses. Among them we have: neighborhood grocery store, chili and vegetable sales, shoe store, clothing sales, furniture sales, food sales, fruit sales and blanket weaving.

The President, Juana, is a 49 year old woman. She’s married and has five children. This is her fifth year of working with communal banks running a business with her daughter.

She sells juices and food in the Mina Chojlla area. She relates that she usually buys her ingredients at the 16 de Julio market (El Alto’s commercial zone). She will use the loan to buy rice, noodles and potatoes at wholesale (because it’s less expensive).

When we asked her what she liked best about Pro Mujer she answered that she likes being with her friends, to relax and to pay.

In this group: Juana, Sabina, Victoria, Virginia, Demetria, Bethza, Lidia, Teodora, Jhovanna, Sofia, Modesta, Susana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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