A loan of $1,100 helped a member purchase thread.

Manzanitas De Tocongori Group's story

The group "Manzanita de Tocongori" will start its first series with Pro Mujer, as a part of the Centro Focal de Achacachi, and is comprised of 8 people and headed by a directive board where Mrs. Gregoria is the President. The businesses that the members are associated with are varied, from making blankets, selling refreshments, operating a tractor, selling groceries, selling cheese and running a grocery store.

The loan will benefit several of these small micro-businesses that Mrs. Gregoria is a member of, and she indicates that this is her group's first loan with Pro Mujer, and that she became a member of this organization thanks to a promoter who came to visit her in her home. Today, she has a small business selling artisanal goods, making rope, something she learned from her friends and then, later, decided to start her own business.

The loan that she will receive now is to increase her working capital (to purchase thread) that she will acquire in the upcoming festivals in the city of El Alto and then, afterwards, she will use it to sell goods in the festivals of her own community. This kind of work allows her to obtain the resources to support her home, as she is married and has four children.

When she was asked, she said that what she likes about Pro Mujer is the training in money management and in health.

In this group: Gregoria, Andres, Agustina, Martha Irene, Hilaria, Luis , Martha , Maxima

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor

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