A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy wool wholesale.

Manzanitas De Tilacoca Group's story

The communal bank "Manzanitas de Tilacoca" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi regional center. It is composed of eight members and is led by a board of directors where Señora Rosa is the president. The businesses that the members of the group run are varied. Among them are: knitting sweaters, knitting blankets, agriculture, buying and selling stucco, neighborhood store, and selling fruit.

The loan that they will take out will benefit this little group of micro-entrepreneurs, of which Señora Rosa is a member. She indicates it is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer, having entered at the invitation of an adviser from the institution who came to visit her in her home. At this time she has a business of knitting blankets. She lets it be known that she began this business on her own initiative a number of years ago.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital to buy wool wholesale, which she will acquire from the vendors in the city of El Alto, and later, after making her blankets, she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her family, since she is married and has three children.

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

In the picture, one of the members is not present because for personal reasons, she did not participate in the picture.

In this group: Rosa, Ruben Luis, Martha , Juliana, Rosa *, Angeliica , Corina Roberta , Alicia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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