A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy milk by the case.

Machaq Qantati Group's story

The “Machaq Quantati” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board whose treasurer is Elisa. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: whipped cream sales, cosmetics sales, buying and selling tires, liquor store, party supply sales, clothes sales, t-shirts and jewelry, beer supplier and locksmith service.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Elisa. She indicates that this is her first time participating in Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently sells whipped cream, a business she started recently when she was unable to secure employment. However, being skilled at making this product she decided to apply her skill as a business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy milk by the case from wholesalers in the city of El Alto and once manufactured will sell it from place to place. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home as possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the ease and swiftness of the loans.

In this group: Lidia, Merny Orfila, Maribel, Elisa , Paula Cristina, Lidia Juliana, Marco Antonio, Martha Janneth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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