A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy cereals, oils and canned goods.

Cooperativa Group's story

The communal bank "COOPERATIVA" will begin its seventh Pro Mujer loan cycle, through the Panamerican Social Center. The group is comprised of eight members with a management board is led by Manuela, the president. The members are involved in different businesses such as sales of fruit, jewelry, sport clothes, and rope, and coat making, blanket weaving and running a grocery store.

The loan requested will benefit the group of small business owners that Manuela belongs to. She says she has been a member of Pro Mujer for three and half years and joined through invitation from an insititutional promoter that visited her at home. She now runs a neighborhood grocery store that she began with her first loan through Pro Mujer. Business is doing very well.

The loan requested now is to increase capital to buy cereals, oils and canned goods from the distributors in the city of La Paz. Then she will sell the products at her store. This will allow her to generate enough income to support her household, since she is a widow with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is the health area.

In this group: Manuela, Aurora, Ceferina, Elena Joaquina , Flora, Andrea , Jacinta , Martina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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