A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy sacks of potatoes and cooking oil.


Pacha Group's story

The communal bank "Pacha" will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer in the central office "Santiago II." This group has 10 members, and is led by a board of directors headed by Magali. The members of this communal bank have a variety of businesses, including: food sales, potato chip production, neighborhood store, aluminum sales, jewelry store, metal mechanic, medicine distributor, bookbinder, blanket weaving, and popcorn sales.

Magali states that this is her first time taking a loan as a member of Pro Mujer, which she joined at the invitation of a loan officer. She currently has a business making and selling potato chips. She learned this trade from her mother-in-law, and she has been doing this work for a year.

The loan that she will take will be used to increase her working capital (so that she can buy sacks of potatoes and cooking oil.) She will buy these supplies in the Ceja neighborhood near the railway (the commercial area of the city of El Alto), and she will later sell her products in the schools and stores from Mondays until Fridays. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as she can; she lives with a partner and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she enjoys sharing with her friends.

In the photograph the member Lucia is missing because she was in the office.

In this group: Magali Gricelda , Nora, Benita, Tereza , Bertha Eugenia , Sabina Mauricia , Cristian Marcos, Angelica, Lucia, Joaquina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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