A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy lumber.

Retoños Group's story

The “Retoños” communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Rebeca. The communal bank members carry out a variety of business ventures among which are food sales, blanket weaving, carpentry, sewing, pastry making and neighborhood store.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small businesswomen like Rebeca. She indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for a year and a half having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has business selling furniture. She relates that she learned this business from her husband since he knew this occupation. Later on they decided to open their own carpentry shop.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy lumber from suppliers in La Paz and Oruro and after manufacture will sell in the city of El Alto. This way of working makes it possible for her to earn resources to support her home the best way possible because she’s married and has five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training.

In this group: Rebeca, Fermina Maruja, Julia, Marcelina Gabina, Gladys, Maruja , Florencia, Laura Rocio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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