A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy wool for making blankets..


Central Santa Rosa Group's story

The Communal Bank “Central Santa Rosa” is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Roxana as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as producing dehydrated white potatoes, producing milk, cultivating potatoes, selling livestock, selling cosmetics, selling food, and selling blankets.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Roxana. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a promoter of the organization who visited her house. Roxana currently has a business of selling blankets. She gained knowledge about this business after she learned the skill of weaving. It was at that point that she decided to start her own business.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying wool. Roxana acquires the wool at fairs in the city of El Alto and then uses it to make the requested products that she sells. Working in this manner enables her to sustain her household. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Roxana says that she enjoys the training seminars.

In this group: Roxana , Yaneth, Maxima, Raul , Justina, Vidal, Yobana, Exalta
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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