A loan helped a member to buy lumber.

Vicuñitas 2010 Chacaltaya Group's story

The VICUÑITAS 2010 CHACALTAYA entrepreneurial bank is made up of nine members; six women and three men. All have different businesses. Josefa is the president of the bank and she is 35 years old and has five children, ages 16, 12, 10, 8, and 4. She is a carpenter and works with her husband who is also a carpenter and who taught her this trade. She has her own business in the Zenkata zone and will use the money from this loan to buy lumber in quantity so that she can fill some orders for furniture.

Josefa is a hardworking woman who is very grateful for the support from the institution and is proud to be able to work in this trade that is normally a man’s trade. She has gotten ahead and is happy to have broken these barriers with her perseverance.

In this group: Helmer, Juana, Miguel Angel, Ivan Alvaro, Julia, Albertina, Claudia Monica, Petrona, Josefa

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