A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy meat, potatoes, and rice.

Las Alondras Group's story

The “Las Alondras” communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani regional center. It is comprised of eight members and led by a governing board. Martina is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank are engaged in are varied and include selling popcorn chicken, macrame blankets, selling juice, selling food, selling chicken, selling clothes, and providing minibus service.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen where Martina is a member. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for one cycle. She joined by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling food. She says that she undertook this business on her own initiative upon observing that this product is widely sold.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her capital to buy meat, potatoes, and rice, which she will get from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto. She will later sell it at her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the components having to do with health.

In this group: Martina, Encarnación, Elena, Teresa, Lourdes, Quintina , Katerine Lizeth, Tomasa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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