A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy pots.

Calacoto Group's story

The “Calacoto” communal bank will start its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Julia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of business ventures among which are blanket weaving, pots sales, stockings sales, potato sales, recyclables sales and door making.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small businesswomen like Julia. She says she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home. She currently has a business selling pots. She relates that she started this business several years ago on her own initiative.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy pots from suppliers in the city of La Paz to then sell in her stand. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources as possible since she’s married and has six children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.

In this group: Julia, Maria Elena, Beatriz, Benedicta, Valeriana, Teresa , Valeria, Victoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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