A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy groceries wholesale.


Mariscal De Vilaque Group's story

The “MARISCAL DE VILAQUE” communal bank will begin its second cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Copacabana center. It is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors, of which Benigna is the president. The businesses the members have are varied. Among them are a book store, selling food, selling meat, weaving blankets, selling groceries, and gardening. The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-business women, including Benigna. She says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago at the invitation of a consultant from the institution who went to visit her at her house. Right now, she has a business selling groceries. She says that this was a family business that was passed on to her. She works at the business daily. The loan she will take out now is to increase capital by buying groceries wholesale. She will acquire them from stores in the city of El Alto and later she will sell them in her sales space. This work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is in a common law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the loans offered by the institution.

In this group: Benigna , Manuela Teresa, Magi Beatriz, Rosa, Vicenta, Irma , Benita , Justina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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