A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy meat and potatoes.


Norte Cojata Pampa Group's story

The “Norte Cojata Pampa” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board whose treasurer is María Magdalena. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: blanket weaving, fruit sales, vegetable sales, butcher shop, skirt sales, food sales and sweater knitting.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like María Magdalena. She indicates that this is her first time with Pro Mujer having joined thanks to a promotion carried out in her zone by the institution. She currently has a business selling food. She makes it known that she started the business two years ago with help from friends who lent her the money. The concept is her mother’s who taught her to cook.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy meat and potatoes from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and then sell the food in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she’s married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the training.

In this group: Isabel, Ignacia , Victor , Rosmery, Ldia , Justina, Martha , Alejandra , Maria Magdalena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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