A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy meat.

Palomitas Group's story

The “Palomitas” (Little Doves) communal bank will start the first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 7 members led by a governing board presided over by Flora. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses: blanket weaving, neighborhood store, fruit sales, assorted goods sales, macramé blankets, sweater knitting and ‘salchipapas’ [fried sausage with fried potatoes] sales.

The loan they will take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Flora who indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for two cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s advisors that came to visit her at home. She currently has a business selling meat. She started it thanks to instruction from her sister-in-law and using her savings.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy meat in the city of El Alto’s street markets and then sell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home as possible since she has a common law spouse and two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit, the training and the health services.

In this group: Flora, Rufina , Sarah Joselyn, Judith, Damaris, Beatriz, Silvia Luzvid

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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