A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy fruit.

Julian Apaza Group's story

The Communal Bank "Julian Apaza" is entering its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of one of the organization's regional offices, Panamericana. The group is made of eight members and is headed by a board of directors. Primitiva serves as the secretary of the board. The members of this Communal Bank run a variety of businesses, including fruit sales, selling traditional Bolivian shoes, weaving macrame, working as a chauffeur, fish sales, food sales, grain sales, and making Peruvian ceviche.

This loan will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs such as Primitiva. She says this is the first time she is working with Pro Mujer, after having joined at the invitation of a consultant from the institution who came to visit her at home. She currently has a business selling fruit. She indicated that she began this business on her own initiative when she saw that there was a large market for this product.

The loan that she is taking out now is to increase her merchandise by buying fruit, which she will acquire wholesale in the markets in the city of El Alto. After that, she will make her sales from her retail space. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her household, as she is single and has seven children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the health benefits.

In this group: Maria, Amalia, Ricardo, Ofelia, Maria Angelica, Lina Layla, Adela, Primitiva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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