A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy a kiln.

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The “ALPACOMA II” communal bank will start its fifteenth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Villa Exaltación center. It is made up of nine members and led by a board of directors, of which Tatiana is the secretary. The communal bank members' businesses are varied. Among them are: selling stamps, making bricks, selling chicken giblets and making chifles.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen, one of whom is Tatiana. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for four years, joining at the invitation of her mother, who is a member of the institution. Right now she a has a brick factory. She learned this business as a child, since it was a family business. When she had a child she decided to set up her own workspace.

The loan she will take out now is to increase capital by buying an kiln. She will buy it from manufacturers in the city of El Alto and later set it up in her workspace to be able to distribute the merchandise to the retailers. This work allows her to generate income to support her home as much as possible, as she is single and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the credit and health trainings.

In this group: Maxima , Pacesa , Maria Isabel, Lucy Blanca, Martha, Maria Dolores , Alejandra Tatiana, Teodora, Lidia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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