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

Totoritas Group's story

The "Totoritas" group will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the Alto Lima Regional Center, it comprises six members and is run by a board whose president is Modesta. Group members engage in a variety of business activities including: blanket weaving, selling razors, selling fish, and selling cheese and vegetables.

The loan they're taking out will benefit small businesswomen like Modesta. She says she joined Pro Mujer a year ago on the invitation of her neighbors who were members. She currently has a fish sales business. She says she learned the business by helping out her aunt when she was a young girl, and then she decided to start up her own business.

Modesta is seeking a loan now so she can increase her inventory by buying more fish, which she'll get wholesale from vendors on the border of Bolivia and Perú and then sell at her locale. This kind of work will allow her to support her household as much as possible. She has a common law spouse and two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Modesta says she likes the loans and the health services.

In this group: Modesta, Valeria, Olga, Antonia, Adela, Felipa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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