A loan helped a member to buy a griddle, some signage and ingredients.

Turqueza Group's story

The “Turqueza” (Turquoise) communal bank will start its 8th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by Olivia, President. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which we have Avon sales, Broasted chicken sales, food sales, book sales, store, radio dispatched taxi, athletic shoe sales, hamburger and salchipapas [fried potatoes with fried sausage] sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesses. Olivia’s is one of them. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for 8 cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently sells fast-food, a business she started with some capital she had years ago with her husband.

The loan she’ll take out now is to improve her tools (to buy a griddle, some signage and ingredients to increase capital). She will buy them in traditional street markets in La Paz and then install them in her sales spot. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family the best way possible since she’s married and has a son.

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

In this group: Olivia Elvira, Duveisa Prissila, Maria , Reyna Alejandra, Lidia, Elvira, Pamela, Lizeth Lucinda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz.

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