A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy phone cards at wholesale.

Colque Patha Group's story

The “Colque Patha” communal bank will start the 28th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Estefa. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: grocery store, clothes sales, food sales, cookie sales, skirt making and call center.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Estefa. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for ten years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a call center and says she learned this business years ago when she joined Pro Mujer; noting that it was a good business she started it in her zone.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy phone cards at wholesale from suppliers in the city of El Alto and then resell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to earn income to support her home however possible since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training and the credit.

In this group: Estefa , Yobana , Francisca , Olga, Maria Isabel , Maria , Ivy Lidia, Ruth Margarita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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