A loan of $1,775 helped a member to purchase tables and chairs.

Fronterizas Group's story

The Fronterizas community bank will start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional community center. The group has six members and is led by a board where Carolina is the president. The businesses the members have are varied, including: towel sales, a restaurant, knitted and braided blankets, sock sales, food sales, and sale of various items.

This loan will benefit small businesswomen like Carolina. She said that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for five years. She joined this group by invitation of her friends who were members of the institution. She has a business selling food (making set meals each day). She started the business five years ago with the support of her parents.

Carolina will use this loan to purchase tables and chairs. She will purchase them at the market in the city of El Alto and later will put them in her sales area. This type of work will allow her to generate income to support her family, since she is single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said she likes the meetings and being able to save.

In this group: Carolina , Tolentina, Sara , Claudia, Trinidad Julia , Yola

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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