A loan of $2,325 helped a member buy merchandize like fringes and wool.

Huatajata Group's story

The nonprofit “Huatajata” began their second loan with Pro Mujer, as a part of Germán Busch’s focal group. The group is made up of nine members; the communal bank is run by a board headed by Mrs. Alejandrina. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied since they are in the sales, production and service sectors.

Mrs. Alejandrina says that this is the second year that she has been a part of the Pro Mujer Communal Bank, as she was invited to join by a promoter. At present, she has worked for two years weaving blankets, a trade that she learned from a friend.

The loan is to increase her merchandize (to buy fringes and wool) which will be bought at the 16th of July fair (a marketplace in the city of El Alto) and will be sold in the same market on Thursdays and Fridays. This work will allow Mrs. Alejandrina to have more income to support her family since she is married and has eight children.

In the picture we can see that Mrs. Josefa is not pictured since it is not allowed by her culture.

In this group: Alejandrina Catalina, Antonia, Gladys, Josefa*, Monica , Pamela Ximena, Maria Elena, Monica, Sulma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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