A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy fish.

Juan Pablo Ii Group's story

The Juan Pablo II communal bank will start its sixth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani regional office. It is comprised of eight members, and it is run by a board of directors, which Virginia heads. The members carry out various business activities. Among them we have noodle soup, neighborhood store, selling cosmetics, selling plastics, selling tires, selling fish, selling coca leaves, and selling food.

Virginia says that she has been a member of the communal bank with Pro Mujer for three years. She joined by invitation from a friend. Virginia currently has a business of processing and selling fish. She has been doing this for years, and she learned from her mother.

She will now use the loan to buy fish. She will buy fish at the fairs in the city of El Alto, and she will later sell them at her fixed site. This loan helps her to support her family. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the health trainings and the loan.

In this group: Virginia, Concepción , Marcela, Paulina, Jesmi Daysi, Toribia , Deyci Carol, Marisol

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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