A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy cattle.

Ollitas De Barro Group's story

The “Ollitas de Barro” (Little Clay Pots) communal bank will start the first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board presided over by Rosa. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which are: sweater knitting, fruit sales, cattle sales and vegetable sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Rosa. She indicates that this is the first time she’s joined Pro Mujer having been invited by her girlfriends in the group who are members of the institution. She currently has a business selling cattle and she makes it known that she started it on her own initiative several years ago.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy cattle in communities adjacent to La Paz Department and then she’ll sell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family since she’s single and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit, the health area and the training sessions.

In this group: Rosa, Eugenia, Margarita, Betzabe Susana, Irina, Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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