A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy pigs.

Corapata Group's story

The Communal Bank "CORAPATA" will begin it's first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Regional Office of Copacabana. It is made up of 10 members and led by a board of directors in which Natividad is President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, including weaving blankets, selling milk, selling cheese and the sale of livestock.

The loan that the is being taken out will benefit their small businesses with different focuses. Natividad indicates that they entered the institution because a friend of hers who is a member had invited her. She currently makes cheese and raises animals. She learned these trades recently with the help of her father in law.

Her loan is being taken out now to diversify her business by buying pigs, which she will buy in a nearby community and will then sell in the markets of El Alto after raising them. They type of work allows her to generate income to support herself and her family as she is able to. She is married and has six children.

When asks what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health and loan training.

In this group: Natividad, Gregoria, Clarita, Guillermina, Pascuala, Relvia, Ruperta, Magaly Betty, Pablo , Lucero Margarita

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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