A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy rice, beans, and oil.

Puyas Raimundi Group's story

The "Puyas Raimundi" communal bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Regional Office. It is composed of six members and is directed by a board, of which Claudia is president. The members of the communal bank have a variety of businesses. Among them are: selling fruit, selling food, customer service at a neighborhood store, making polleras (traditional Andean skirts), selling soft drinks, and knitting blankets.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microbusinesswomen like Claudia. She says that this is the first time she has been part of Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling food, the same one she decided to open on the recommendation of her mother several years back.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital (purchasing rice, beans, and oil) that she will obtain from the fairs in the city of La Paz to subsequently prepare and sell at the fairs in a community. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, since she is single and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings.

In this group: Claudia Carmen, Eduardina, Angelica, Blanca, Maribel , Betty Celia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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