A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy fried pork.

Polleritas Group's story

The “POLLERITAS” communal bank will begin its twentieth cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the Collpani center. It is made up of nine members and led by a board of directors of which Hortensia in the president. The businesses the members of the association have are varied. Among them are: selling wallets, a neighborhood store, sales, sewing and chicharrones, selling clothes, selling groceries.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen. Hortensia is a member. She indicates that two years ago, she joined Pro Mujer at the invitation of her friend who is a part of the institution. Right now, she has a business selling chicharrones (fried pork). She says that she learned this business several years ago when she saw the financial need that she incurred by her divorce. She started the business with the help of her children.

The loan she will take out now is for an increase of capital by buying pork that she will acquire wholesale from distributors in the city of El Alto. Later she will prepare it and sell it in her sales space. This type of work will allow her to generate income to support her home as much as she can. She is divorced and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the trainings, the loans and the health topics.

In this group: Hortencia , Mariana Joselin, Teresa Toribia, Lily Encarnación, Maria Elena, Pascuala, Vanessa Edith , Nelly Betty

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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