A loan of $6,025 helped a member to buy leather.

Torre Fuerte Group's story

The “Torre Fuerte” (Strong Tower) communal bank will start the 22nd cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board presided over by Victoria. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which are: food sales, clothing sales, dental clinic and shoe sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Victoria. She states that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling shoes and lets it be known that she started it with her husband’s support.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy leather at wholesale in stores in La Paz and after manufacture will sell in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home since she’s married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health area.

In this group: Victoria Mercedes, Yhoselin, Andrea, Blanca Patricia, Maria Isabel, Guadalupe Jhenny, Cinthia, Veronica Ruth , Janneth Esperanza

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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