A loan of $5,025 helped a member to buy a PlayStation 2.

Fortaleza Group's story

The “Fortaleza” (Fortitude) communal bank will start its 18th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 8 members and they have a governing board where Ana María is president. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have: coffee shop, soft-drink sales, gelatin and cookies sales, service, food sales, assorted merchandise merchant, clothes sales, cosmetics sales and cake making.

Ana María indicates that she joined a communal bank three years ago having been invited by a coworker. She currently has a business where she sells videos, games, etc. that she’s had for years. The loan this cycle is to expand capital buying a PlayStation to play the videos that she’ll get in the city of El Alto and then install in her permanent stand. This way of working makes it possible for her to support her family since she’s single and has three children.

In this group: Ana Maria , Salome, Maria Luz , Rosmery, Stephanie Daniela, Vania Pamela, Irma, Normiña

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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