A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy baby clothing wholesale.

Mapit Sartasiñani Cullacanaca Group's story

The communal bank “MAPIT SARTASIÑANI CULLACANACAS” will start its first cycle of Pro Mujer, as part of the German Busch regional office. It is made up of eight members and is run by a board. Ms. Rufina is the President. The communal bank members' businesses vary. Some of them include: selling athletic clothing, selling baby clothing, construction services, and selling cheese.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small businesses where Rufina is a member. It has been two years since she joined Pro Mujer. She was invited by a friend who was a member of the institution. Currently Rufina has a business selling baby clothing. She learned the business from a neighbor who taught her the best way to sell this product.

The loan Rufina will take out now is to buy baby clothing wholesale. She will buy the clothing in the markets on the Bolivia - Perú border and later sell it in the city of Cobija. This work allows her to make the income she needs to care for her family since she is single and has three children.

When asked why she likes Pro Mujer, Rufina responded that she likes the training the institution offers.

In this group: Rufina, Aurelia, Maria Antonieta, Gladys , Petrona Lizet, Rusmery, Benita , Edwin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg

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