A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy rice, oil, and potatoes.


Ocomistu Group's story

The communal bank “OCOMISTU” will be in its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Panamericana. The bank has nine members, and the board is headed by its president Justina. The bank's members run a variety of businesses: selling prepared foods and blankets, sewing jackets, and selling livestock.

This loan will benefit micro businesses such Justina's. She joined Pro Mujer a year ago at the invitation of one of the institution's consultants who visited her house. She started her business selling food three years ago on her own initiative. This loan will increase her working capital so that she can buy wholesale rice, oil, and potatoes at fairs in the city of El Alto to prepare food to sell in her community. The business generates income for her family; she is married and has six children. She says that what she enjoys most about Pro Mujer is holding group meetings.

In this group: Justina, Alejandrina, Sandra, Enriqueta, Sonia , Maria Basilia, Adela, Mariela Roxana, Nancy
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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