A loan of $3,900 helped a member purchase wood.

Retoños Group's story

The Retoños communal bank will begin their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as a part of the Collpani regional office. This group has eight members. It is led by a board of directors headed by Roció who is the president. The members’ businesses are varied and include sewing skirts, pastry-making, petticoat making, weaving blankets, carpentry, distilling and running a neighborhood store.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Rocío. She joined Pro Mujer two years ago when she was invited by a neighbor who is a member of the institution. Currently, she has a carpentry workshop. She learned this business when she met her partner. Since he works in this field, after they started a family, she started at the workshop.

The requested loan will be used to increase capital (purchase of wood) in order to acquire wood from the barracks in the city of El Alto. Then, she will sell the products in their retail space. This way of working allows her generate resources to maintain their home because she is in a common- law marriage with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the trainings on health and loans.

In this group: Laura Rocio, Julia, Rebeca , Maruja , Celestina , Marcela, Santusa, Angelica, Mirko Valentin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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