A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy fruit to sell.

Alonzo De Mendoza Group's story

The Communal Bank “Alonzo de Mendoza” is in its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors led by Sra. Candelaria as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling flip-flops, selling candy, selling vegetables, knitting with machines, selling tennis shoes, selling clothes, and selling fruit.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Candelaria. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago after receiving an invitation from a friend who is a member of the organization. Candelaria currently has a business of selling fruit. She gained knowledge about this trade after she established this business on her own seven years ago.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying fruit, which she acquires from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. She then sells these products from her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to sustain her family. Candelaria is married and has three children.

When asked she likes about Pro Mujer, Candelaria said that she enjoys the loans, the savings, the training classes, and the health services.

In this group: Candelaria, Betyy Paulina , Justina , Gabriela Victoria , Felicidad , Erika Soledad , Tania, Gabriela Stefanny

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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