A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, and oil.

Khantaty Group's story

The communal bank, Khantaty, will begin its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani office. Khantaty is made up of 8 members and is managed by a board of directors where Elvira is the President. The businesses that the members of this communal bank bring to the table are varied and include: selling food, selling sweets and snacks, selling vegetables, selling groceries, weaving clothing, running a neighborhood store, making artisanal sweaters, and selling underskirts.

This loan will benefit these small business owners including Elvira, who points out that it's been two years since she joined Pro Mujer after being invited to join by a friend who was already a member. Currently, Elvira's business is a neighborhood store, which she opened more than 20 years ago when her neighborhood's population was beginning to grow and she noticed few stores of this kind opening.

The loan that she is taking out now will increase her capital to buy rice, sugar, and oil, which she gets from the wholesale stores in the city, El Alto. Later she will sell these products in her own store. This form of work allows her to generate the resources necessary to maintain her home and care for her family. She is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Elvira responded that she likes the loans which they offer.

In this group: Elvira, Maxima , Sara Sonia , Virginia, Lucia, Miriam Monica , Mery, Augosta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emma Holliday

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