A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy vegetables and groceries wholesale.

Las Chijinis Group's story

The "LAS CHIJINIS" communal association is starting its fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani focal center. It is made up of eight members and is led by an executive committee, of which Rosmery is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association operate are varied, and include: weaving blankets, selling food, a neighborhood store, a sewing business, and selling blankets. The loan that is being taken will benefit small microbusiness owners such as Rosmery. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, after having been invited by her friend who is a member. She now has a business selling food. She says that she learned how to start her business of rapid sales in educational institutions in the city of El Alto, and then decided to start her own business. The loan will be used to increase her capital (by buying vegetables and groceries wholesale) that she will acquire from markets in the city of La Paz and later use to make products in her business. This type of work allows her to earn income to help support her family, as she lives in a common-law relationship and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training in health and education that the organization provides.

In this group: Rosmery, Lucia, Leonarda Reyna, Tania, Jose, Modesta, Valentina, Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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