A loan of $4,475 helped a member to buy potatoes and dehydrated potatoes to sell.

Puerta Del Sol Group's story

The communal bank "Puerta del Sol" will begin its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional center. It consists of nine members and is led by a board of directions, where Señora Margarita is the president. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied; among them are selling pork, selling drinking glasses, selling sheep, selling hats, making casual clothes, grocery store, weaving blankets, and selling fish.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these little microentrepreneurs, of which Señora Margarita is a member. She indicates that she became a member of Pro Mujer three years ago, joining at the invitation of a loan officer from the institution who came to visit her in her home. At this time she has a business of selling potatoes and chuño (dehydrated potatoes); she lets it be known that she began this business because she knew how to commercialize these products since she was a little girl, because she helped her mother.

The loan that she will take out now will be used to increase her capital to buy potatoes and chuño, which she will acquire in the communities surrounding the city of La Paz, and then she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has three children.

When she is asked what she likes about Por Mujer, she responds that she likes the training that the institution offers.

In this group: Margarita, Mariana , Amalia, Elsa, Franclin Jhonny , Miriam Rogelia, Margarita, Elena , Eufenia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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