A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy rice and vegetables.

Corazones De Oro Group's story

The “Corazones de Oro” (Hearts of Gold) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board presided over by Cecilia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: blanket sales, food sales, blanket weaving, comforter sewing and vegetable sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Cecilia. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for four cycles having been invited by a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a food stand and she relates that she learned this several years ago with the very first loan she got from Pro Mujer when she noted that this product sold widely in the market.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy rice and vegetables in street markets in the city of El Alto and once she makes it will sell it in her sales stand. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home as possible since she’s in a common law relationship 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: Cecilia Andrea, Maruja, Yolanda , Maria Felipa, Nora , Domitila , Claudia, Evelin Lorena, Filomena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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