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A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy foodstuffs.


Canelitas Group's story

Canelita Communal Bank will start its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Regional Hub of Collpani. It is made up of eleven members and it is governed by a board of directors, with Gloria as president. The communal bank members have different kinds of businesses, among which are: making fried foods, offering lodging, a corner store, a rotisserie, making empanadas, crafts, and a beauty salon.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small businesswomen, of whom Gloria is one. She tells us that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, having joined after being invited by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business running a corner store; she tells us she started this business on her own initiative with a little capital and the desire to better herself.

The loan she will take out is to increase her capital so she can buy foodstuffs at the fair in the city of La Paz, which she will then sell at her store. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family as best she can, as she is single and has three children.

When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health area.

In this group: Gloria Sofia, Simona Catalina, Florencia, Ruth Magali, Sonia , David Zhugar, Jehsica Katerin, Amelia Valeria, Jeanneth Florentina, Martha Florencia, Veronica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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