A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy footwear.

Ocomisto Group's story

The Ocomisto communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional office. It is made up of eight members and managed by a board of directors headed by Lucia. The businesses that the bank members carry out are varied, among which we have milk production, a neighborhood store, sales of goods, and shoe sales.

Lucia indicates that she has been working with Pro Mujer for a year and that she joined the institution on the invitation of a facilitator. Currently she has a business selling shoes that she has had for years, having learned it from family members.

The loan she will get now is to increase her capital buying footwear that she will acquire in La Paz and later sell on order. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has four children.

When you ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training and the health area.

In this group: Lucia Evarista, Gregoria Catalina, Nely, Beatriz, Eulogia , Gregoria Jovita, Beronica , Nicolasa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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