A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy pots.


Calacoto Group's story

The “CALACOTO” communal bank is in its seventh cycle in Pro Mujer, as a part of the German Busch center. It is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors of which Julia is the president. The businesses the members of the association have are varied. Among them, are a neighborhood store, selling wood, selling candy, making embroidered cloths, selling food, a beauty salon, and bricklaying. The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-business women, among them is Julia. She says that three years ago she joined Pro Mujer at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Right now, she has business selling pots. She says she has done this business for eight years. This is the source of her family's support. the loan she will take out is to increase capital (buying pots) that she will acquire from distributors wholesale and later sell as a street vendor in the markets of the city of El Alto. This work allows her to generate income to support her family, since she is married and has six children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the area of health.

In this group: Julia, Maria Elena, Sslena , Valeria , Valeriana, Teresa, Ignacio, Benedicta, Victoria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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