A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy bricks.

Paceñitas Group's story

The Paceñitas communal bank is starting their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación regional office. They have eight members and are run by a board of directors with Basilia as the Secretary. The members have a variety of businesses and they are moving along. The types of businesses include sewing blankets, selling bricks, selling nutritional products, selling belts, sewing mattresses, and selling food.

This loan will help member Basilia's small business. She said that she joined Pro Mujer six months ago, after being invited by her daughter who is a member. Basilia currently has a business selling bricks. She has been in this business for many years since it's the family business.

This loan will allow her to increase her capital and buy bricks. She will get them from a wholesale distributor in the city of El Alto and then she will sell them at a customer's request. This type of work allows Basilia to earn income and support her household since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said she likes the financing and health training.

In this group: Basilia , Marcelino, Fermina, Marcelina , Rebeca, Petrona, Gumercinda , Brunelda Erlenda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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