A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy food supplies wholesale.

Bella Vista Pucarani Group's story

The communal bank "Bella Vista Pucarani" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana regional center. It consists of eight members, and it is led by a board of directors where Señora Olga is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are varied; among them are: selling milk, mechanic, selling food, selling beverages, selling milk, and selling toys.

The loan that they will take out will benefit this little group of micro-entrepreneurs, of which Señora Olga is a member. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago, entering at the invitation of a recruiter from the institution who came to visit her at home. At this time she has a business of selling food. She lets it be known that she undertook this business on the recommendation of her relatives, who had the same business. With a little capital, she decided to set up an independent business.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (to purchase groceries wholesale), which she will acquire from the fairs in the city of El Alto, and after preparing the food, she will sell it in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has a son.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training, the savings, and the loans that the institution offers.

In this group: Eulalia Olga, Nelly, Andrea , Veronica , Ana Melvis , Filomena Nieves , Dionisio , Gladys

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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