A loan of $4,825 helped a member to buy school supplies and stuffed animals.


Virgen Del Socavon Group's story

The “Virgen del Socabon” communal bank is starting its fifteenth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Regional Office. The group has 8 members and is governed by a board of directors of which Rosa is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include: weaving, a corner store, meat sales, grocery sales, pop sales, food sales, a gift shop, and cake sales.
This loan will benefit these small businesses. Rosa tells us that she joined Pro Mujer seven years ago at the invitation of a friend who is also a member. She currently has a book and stationery store. She says that she learned this business several years ago at her husband's advising.
This loan is for an increase in capital (the purchase of school supplies and stuffed animals). She will acquire these products from the markets of El Alto City and sell them in her store. This work allows her to generate an income to support her household where possible. She is married,
When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training on the subjects of loans and health.

In this group: Rosa, Margarita, Felipa Eleuteria, Ana Daniela, Elizabeth, Reyna , Concepción, Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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