A loan of $1,900 helped a member to expand her business (purchase of shelves and cabinets).


Zona Norte Group's story

The communal bank "ZONA NORTE", starts the first cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of Focal Centre of Alto Lima. It is made up of seven members and is directed by a Board of Directors, where Mrs Rosmery is the President. Members of the communal Association carried out are varied of business among them have: neighborhood shop, food sales, sale of plastics and stuffed animals for sale.

The credit that will benefit small women microentrepreneurs where Mrs. Rosmery is a member, she indicates that this is the first time she participates in Pro Mujer, entering at the invitation of a neighbor who is a partner at the institution. Today she has a store in the neighborhood, she says she learned the business from her sister in law and started with her own space a year ago with the help of her mom.

The loan is to expand the business (purchase of shelves and cabinets) items that she will purchase in the fair in the city of El Alto and then install them in her space. These two forms of work allow her to generate some income to support her family, because she is single.

When it is consulted what she likes of Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the area of health.

In this group: Rosmery , Janneth Veronica, Claudia, Beatriz, Elena, Nancy Benigna, Alicia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo


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