A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Porteñitas De Lanza Group's story

The “Porteñitas de Lanza” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Focal Center. It has ten members led by a governing board presided over by Elena. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: food sales, soft-drink sales, turnover sales, bakery and seamstress services.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Elena. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for two cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from an institution promoter that visited her at home. She currently has a food business. She makes it known that she learned the business from her mother who also is in this line of work. She decided to start her own business 8 years ago.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy vegetables in the city of El Alto’s street markets and then sell the food in her sales space once she makes it. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her home as best as possible since she’s single and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit.

In this group: Elena, Concepción Cornelia , Luis Angel , Balvina, Tania Nancy, Irma, Mariela , Sonia Vicenta , Juana, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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