A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy rice in bulk..


Eterno Amanecer Group's story

The Communal Bank “Eterno Amanecer” (Eternal Dawn) is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Olga serves as the secretary. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling food, selling potatoes, selling toys, selling vicuñas, selling fruit, selling vegetables, and selling candy.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Olga. She says that this is her second cycle since joining Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a promoter of the organization who visited her at her house. Olga currently has a business of selling food. She became knowledgeable in this trade by helping her mother with this same type of work. Eventually she decided to start her own business.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying rice by the quintal (1 quintal = 46 kg). She acquires her supplies at the fairs in the city of El Alto and then prepares the food that she sells at her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income for her family. Olga is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Olga said that she enjoys the training classes and the way the organization conducts itself.

The group pictured includes their loan officer, the woman in the brown and white coat.

In this group: Juana, Lucia , Olga Fermina, Lucia , Santusa, Nive Sonia , Sabina , Cristina
*not pictured

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