A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy noodles, oil and canned goods.


Chojña Pampita Group's story

The communal bank “CHOJÑA PAMPITA” will be beginning its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the Regional Office Patacamaya, it is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors of which Marcelina is the president.

The businesses that the communal bank members participate in are varied. Included among them are the sales of carrots, onions, lima beans, and peas, as well as a neighborhood store and cattle sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small micro-businesses in different lines of work, and Marcelina's is an integral part. She states that this is the first time she has has joined the institution at the invitation from a promoter who went to visit her at her house.

Currently, she has a neighborhood store. She says she started this business after having had a business selling sodas. The loan that she is now requesting is to help her diversify her business by buying noodles, oil and canned goods that she will acquire from the distributors and later sell in her retail space.

This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family where possible, since she is married. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health trainings and loans.

In this group: Marcelina, German Hugo, Clavel Yana, Rogelia, Cristina, Ramiro, Juana, Luz Danica

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau


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