A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy cows.

Cipres Vilaque Group's story

The communal association "CIPRES VILAQUE" is going to start its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Patacamaya. It has eight members and is led by a management team where Petrona is the president. The businesses that the members run are varied: dressmaking, sale of potatoes and potato starch, sale of livestock, bakery, sale of sweaters, chicken breeding, etc.

The loan will benefit small microentrepreneurs, Petrona among them. This is her first time with Pro Mujer, after being invited by an adviser of the institution who visited her at her home. She currently has a business of livestock breeding (cows). She learned the business from her parents, whom she helped when she was a little girl.

She will use the loan to invest in capital (cows) that she will buy in communities close to where she lives. She will then breed them and sell milk in her retail space. This allows her to generate enough resources to support her household, as she lives with her partner and has one child.

When she is asked about what she likes in Pro Mujer, she says she likes that loans are given without so many requirements.

In this group: Petrona, Genara, Miriam Flora, Beatriz, Ismaela, Hilarion, Pacesa *, Placida Flora
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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