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


Khantaty Group's story

The "KHANTATY" communal bank will begin their third cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Copacabana Regional Hub. It is made up of ten members, and is led by a Board of Directors, where Gaby is the President. The businesses run by the members of the communal bank are varied. Among them there is: a corner shop, food sales, miscellaneous products kiosk, candy store, vegetables sales, milk sales.

The loan they take out will benefit small entrepreneurs where Gaby is a member. She says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago at the invitation of a promoter of the institution who went to visit her at home. She currently has a corner shop business; she started it ten years ago selling just cookies [to] her fellow Pro Mujer members, and later with the advice of the members and staff of the institution she implemented her business in her area.

The loan she will now take out is to increase capital (purchase of photocopying equipment) which she will get from the shops in the city of El Alto and subsequently implement it in her premises. This way of working allows her to generate income to maintain her home as much as possible, as she is married and has eight children.

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

In this group: Gaby Martha, Lydia Carola, Catalina , Marcelina, Fanny Jeanneth, Julio, Deycy Geovana, Lourdes , Felipa Susana, Felipe

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Gulvin


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