A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy ingredients.

Nueva Fortaleza Group's story

The “NUEVA FORTALEZA” Community Association will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes focus group. The group is made up of six members and directed by a board of directors where Ximena serves as the president. The members have different businesses, including: clothing sales, brush sales, apron making, food sales, rope manufacture, and bread sales.

This loan will benefit their small companies, including Ximena. This is her first time with Pro Mujer and she joined after being invited by a friend who is also a member. She has a food business which used to belong to her mother but now [Ximena] runs it.

This loan will be to increase her working capital (so that she buy bags of noodles at fairs in El Alto). She will later sell her food from her stall. This type of work allows her to generate income so that she can support her household; she is in a common law marriage and has two children.

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

In this group: Ximena Karen, Maritza Maribel, Juana, Monica Ines, Milenka , Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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