A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy detergent.

Roca Fuerte Group's story

The ”Roca Fuerte” (Mighty Rock) communal bank will start its 9th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Patricia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: food sales, brick making, detergent sales, beauty salon, cosmetics sales, meat sales, underwear sales and grocery sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Patricia. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for seven years having joined thanks to an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling detergent. She comments that she started the business with her mother 20 years ago and when she got married decided to go into business on her own.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy detergent from wholesale suppliers in the city of El Alto and then sell it in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to support her home as possible for she’s married with two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the savings she has in the institution.

In this group: Patricia Irene, Perfecta, Elisa Bilma, Filiberto, Carla Jimena, Elizabeth Yola, Paula, Cecilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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