A loan of $5,625 helped a member to buy potatoes, oil and vegetables.

Alaxpaqcha Ii Group's story

The “ALAXPACHA II” communal bank will start its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the German Busch center. It is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors of which Juana is the president. The businesses that the members of the association have are varied. Among them are sewing jackets, YAMBAL products, selling tucumanas, sewing hats, knitting sweaters, selling sports clothing, sewing jackets, selling coffee.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen, including Juana. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for three cycles. She joined at the invitation of a member of the institution. Right now, she has a business selling tucumanas (Boliviana food). She says that she she started this business on her own initiative several years ago when she saw that this product sold well in the market.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying potatoes, oil, and vegetables. She will acquire them from stores in the markets of the city of El Alto. After making her product, she will sell them in her sales space. This work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is in a common law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the savings that they do in groups.

In this group: Juana Martha , Silvia Rosemary, Feliza , Monica Antonia, Sofia, Eugenia, Melany Gabriela, Jaime Javier

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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