A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy vegetables wholesale.

Tesoritos Group's story

The “TESORITOS” communal bank will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Panamericana center. It is made up of ten members and is led by Isis, who is the treasurer. The members' businesses are varied. Among them are: selling food, selling clothes, bricklaying, selling furniture, selling potatoes, selling chuño and tunta (dried potatoes), and selling choripanes (sausage sandwich).

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen, including Isis. She says that this is the first time that she has been a member of Pro Mujer. She joined at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution, Right now, she has a business selling choripanes (bread with pork sausage). She says that she learned this business on her own initiative because in the markets of the city of El Alto there isn't very much competition.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying vegetables wholesale. She will acquire them from wholesalers in the city of El Alto and later she will sell them in her sales space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, She says that she likes the health information offered by the institution.

In this group: Anai Maribel, Teodora Isabel, Fabiola , Elena, Marizol , Ysis, Arminda, Carlos , Rosa, Genesis
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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