A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy foodstuffs.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

The “Mujeres Emprendedoras” (Enterprising Women) communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members and they have a governing board headed by Olga. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have plastics sales, sewing workshop, clothes weaving, neighborhood store, perfume sales, juice sales and clothes sales.

Olga indicates that she’s been part of a communal bank since the previous cycle. She currently has a business selling quinoa and apple juice that she’s had for years having learned it from her mother. The loan this cycle is to increase capital. She will buy foodstuffs in street markets in La Paz and later on will sell them every morning in an itinerant manner. This way of working allows her to support her family since she has a spouse and three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit department.

In this group: Olga Bertha, Gabriela, Nancy Dora, Rosmery, Elizabeth Martha, Nancy , Eva , Gladys Gloria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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