A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy beds.

Playeritas De Chua Caicoto Group's story

The Communal Bank, A.C. "Chua PLAYERITAS CAICOTO," will begin their first cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Copacabana. The group has eight members and is headed by a board where la señora is Elsa. The members of the communal bank have varied businesses such as: woven beds and fishing, athletic clothing, construction and fishing,selling beer, selling beds and animals, blanket weaving, and diving sport clothing.

The requested loan will be used to benefit micro-businesses where Elsa is a member. Elsa indicates that it is her first time with Pro Mujer, entering at the invitation of a promoter of the institution that came to her house to invite her. At present, Elsa has a business making and weaving beds. She learned and worked since she was fifteen tears old thanks to her mother's teaching.

The requested loan will be used to expand the business (by purchasing wool) that she will buy in the the local markets in the Department of La Paz. Afterwards she will market the beds to order every day. This workflow allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, as she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Elsa says that she likes the health training and loans.

In this group: Elsa Virginia, Osvaldo, Roxana, Celestina , Gimena , Wilfredo Hector, Martita , Lidia Marisol

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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