A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy onions.

Manzanitas De Corpa Grande Group's story

The communal bank "MANZANITAS DE CORPA GRANDE" will begin its first loan cycle in the Pro Mujer Program at the Achacachi Social Center. The group comprises eight members whose management team is led by the president, Virginia. All the members of the group are involved in different businesses such as onion sales, blanket weaving, and mango processing.

The loan will benefit small business owners, such as Virginia. She says this is the first time she is involved with Pro Mujer and she joined by invitation from her mother who is a member of the institution. Her current business is selling onions, a trade she learned at her former place of employment selling the same products. When she got married she decided to set up her own business.

The loan will be used to increase capital to buy onions from wholesale sellers in the city of El Alto. She will later sell them at her stall. She earns a living this way to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is the training area and the meetings.

In this group: Virginia, Fabiana, Benita , Andrea , Elena Aurora , Lidia , Angelica, Jesus

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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