A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy cows.

Viloroco Group's story

The "VILOROCO" communal association is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Copacabana focal center. It is made up of eight members and is led by an executive committee, of which Virginia is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association operate are varied, and include: milk production, cheese production, buying and selling cattle, weaving blankets, and selling food. The loan that is being taken will benefit small microbusiness owners such as Virginia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer one year ago, after having been invited by an organizer from the organization who came to visit her in her home. She now has a milk business. She says that she learned this business from her parents who did the same work, and then with a bit of capital started her own business. The loan will be used to increase her capital (by buying cows) that she will acquire from neighboring communities later raise in order to sell their milk in the city of El Alto. This type of work allows her to earn income to help support her family, as she lives in a common-law relationship and has one child. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the savings that the organization provides.

In this group: Virginia Victoria, Lucia, Feliza, Cristina, Francisca, Nasario Enosencio, Gemena , Hortensia Nilda
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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