A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy merchandise for her store.


Fortaleza Cruz Del Sur Group's story

The “FORTALEZA CRUZ DEL SUR” (Strength Southern Cross) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Focal Center. It has 8 members and is led by a governing body headed by Maribel. The members are involved in a variety of businesses. Among them are: neighborhood store, commerce, production and service.

Maribel indicates that this is the first time she’s participated in communal associations in Pro Mujer. She joined thanks to promotional activities that took place in her area. She currently has a neighborhood store that she learned from her grandmother.

The loan she will take out now is to buy merchandise for her store (oil, sugar, rice, etc.) She will buy these items in La Ceja (commercial zone of the city of El Alto). This way of working allows her to earn income to support her family someway since she’s single and has a son.

When she’s asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she answers that she likes the training because she learned.

In this group: Maribel, Danny Daniel, Silvia, Delia Blanca, Graciela, María, Yesica, Magali

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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