A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy rice, noodles and canned goods.

Wacataqui Bartolina Ii Group's story

The communal bank "WACATAQUI BARTOLINA II" will begin its fourth loan cycle in Pro Mujer, at the Juan Pablo II social center. The group is comprised of nine members and the management board is chaired by Ana María, the president. The members carry out different businesses, including a grocery store, food sales, mattress manufacturing, blanket and macramé weaving, hat sales and baby mattress sales.

The loan will benefit these small business owners. Ana María joined Pro Mujer six months ago through an invitation from a friend in the institution. She runs a neighborhood grocery store which she began 15 years ago because of the need for such a service in the area.

This loan will be to increase working capital to buy rice, noodles and canned goods at the city market in La Paz and sell at her store. Through her work she is able to earn enough to maintain her household; she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it's the payment meetings and responsibility training regarding money and health that she learns there.

In this group: Ana Maria , Alberta, Cristina , Sonia Lourdes, Amanda , Remedios, Margarita, Damiana , Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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