A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy furniture.

Torre Fuerte I Group's story

The “Torre Fuerte I” (Mighty Tower I) communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Tejada Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board whose secretary is María. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have: beauty products sales, neighborhood grocery store, shoe sales and furniture sales.

María indicates that this is the second cycle she’s participated in a Pro Mujer communal bank having been invited to join by a girlfriend. She currently has a furniture selling business that she’s been operating for years having learned it from her uncles.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase merchandise in her business (to purchase furniture) that she’ll buy from distributors in the city of El Alto and then sell in her sales point. This business helps her to support herself since she’s married and has a son.

When asked what she likes best about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.

In the photo, Daniela’s absence is noted; she was at a health clinic appointment.

In this group: Yamilka Alondra, Isabel Cristina , Veronica, Alicia, Zulma Elizabeth, Ayda , Daniela*, Maria Guadalupe, Juana Benita
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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