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


Las Carabuqueñas Y Cariñosas Group's story

The communal bank “LAS CARABUQUEÑAS Y CARIÑOSAS” is beginning its first cycle with the field partner through the field partner’s Achacachi regional office. This group is made up of eight members and is directed by a board of directors, of which Rosa is the secretary. The businesses of the members are varied and include growing and selling potatoes and other vegetables, a neighborhood store, making potato flour and cattle sales. The loan will be used in some small businesses of which Rosa is a member. Rosa says that this is the first time she has joined the field partner, and that she joined at the invitation of a representative of the field partner that came to visit her in her home. Rosa currently has a business selling fish. She says that she learned this business from her parents and her in-laws and that it is a family business. Rosa will use this loan to replace some of the tools she uses in her business, such as buying new fishing net. She will buy the fishing net in the markets of the city of El Alto and then install it in the stall where she sells her fish. She says that her business allows her to earn income to pay for as many of her household expenses as possible. Rosa is married and has four children. Asked what she likes about the field partner, Rosa says that she likes the training programs that deal with health and with credit.

In this group: Agustina Margarita, Remedios, Benita , Magaly, Rosa , Mariela , Nicolas , Lucia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson


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