A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy meat to sell.

Cuatro Rosas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Cuatro Rosas” (Four Roses) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. This group consists of 10 members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Justina as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as knitting sweaters, weaving blankets, managing a neighborhood store, knitting mittens, selling vegetables, selling coffee, selling pots, knitting caps, manufacturing sportswear, and selling meat.

The loan will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Justina. She says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago after receiving an invitation from a friend who is a member of the organization. Justina currently has a business of selling meat. She gained knowledge about this business after learning the trade from her aunt, who taught her how to sell meat. Later on, she decided to venture on her own and has been in business now for 15 years.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying meat. She acquires her inventory in bulk at the traditional fairs in the Department of La Paz and then sells her products from her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Justina is widowed and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Justina said that she enjoys the loans and the group unity.

In this group: Justina , Julia, Margarita, Ximena, Mariela Genara, Bernaldo, Ross Mery , Maria Virginia , Paulina, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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