A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy an arc to solder metal.

Gotitas De Oro Group's story

The communal bank "Gotitas de Oro" (Droplets of Gold) will begin its fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Los Andes regional center. It consists of nine members and is led by a board of directors, where Señora Julia is the president. The businesses of the members of the group are varied; among them are selling electronic devices, selling lamb meat, making benches, selling Esika products, knitting blankets and hats, selling beer, selling tullmas (ties for women's braids), and mechanics shop.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these little microentrepreneurs, where Señora Julia is a member. She indicates that she became a member of Pro Mujer two years ago, joining at the invitation of her daughter, who is a member of the institution. At this time her business is a mechanic's shop; she makes it known that she works together with her husband in this business, since they decided to set up this business after getting married.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase their capital to buy an arc for soldering metal, which she will acquire from merchants in the city of La Paz and then will install in their service space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has five children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health area and the accessible credit that the institution offers.

In this group: Julia, Ana Maria, Yrena, Janethe, Bertha Filomena, Ruth, Silvia Santa, Marlene, Basilia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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