A loan of $6,200 helped a member to buy tinned goods, rice and sugar.

Nuevas Raices Group's story

The communal association “NUEVAS RAICES” will be starting its fifth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes centre. It is made up of ten members and is run by a board of directors of which Claudina is the President. The businesses which the members of the communal association run are varied and among them are: grocery shop, knitting and sales of awayos and taris, selling blankets, selling food, selling herbs, sewing underskirts, sewing guitar covers and selling bedspreads.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen of which Claudina is a member. She says she joined Pro Mujer five years ago after being invited by a promoter from the institution who went to visit her in her home. Currently she runs a corner shop and she says she learnt the business on her own initiative with a small sum of capital which she had.

The loan she will take out is to increase capital to buy tinned goods, rice and sugar which she will buy from the wholesale stores in the city of El Alto and will later sell in her shop. This kind of work allows her to generate income to maintain her family, since she is married and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the loans and working as a group.

In this group: Claudina, Amelia, Maria, Rita, Rosalia , Yola Victoria , Luisa Fortunata, Rufina , Cinthya, Graciela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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