A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy rice, pastas, oil and more.

6 De Junio Group's story

The "6 de junio" communal bank is beginning its thirty-first cycle with Pro Mujer in the Senkata office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which has Olimpia as president. The members have different types of businesses, including: selling food, selling bread, knitting jumpers and blankets, a café, sellling make up and selling baby clothes.

This loan will benefit microentrepreneurs in Olimpia's group. Olimpia tells us that she joined Pro Mujer five years ago, following an invitation from a friend who is a member of the bank. Olimpia currently has a business selling food. She says she learned to cook from her mother and later decided to turn this skill into her own business.

Olimpia will use this loan to increase her capital (buying rice, pastas, oil and more), which she will buy in the markets of El Alto city, and then later she will sell her products from her stall. This type of work allows Olimpia to generate an income to pay for household costs. Olimpia is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Olimpia responds that she likes how responsible they are.

In this group: Olimpia , Vania Sonia, Maura, Beatriz , Juana , Maxima , Jeanette Maria , Roberta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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