A loan of $3,475 helped a member buy cattle.


Rosas De Cala Cala Group's story

The Rosas de Cala Cala Community Bank is beginning its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Group. There are eight members led by a board of directors with Sra. Valeria as President. The members have a variety of businesses such as buying sheep, making chuño (freeze-dried potatoes, a traditional dish), making cheese, and selling cattle.

The loan the group is seeking will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Valeria. She is part of this first cycle with Pro Mujer and joined at the invitation of an advisor from the institution who visited her at her house. Currently Valeria has a business selling cattle, a job she has had for several years as it was a family business. After her marriage she decided to run the business independently.

The money she is seeking will be used to buy more cattle from the provinces in the department of La Paz and sell them after raising them. This will enable Valeria to earn money to support her family--she is married and has three children.

When asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she enjoys the training courses that the institution puts on.

In this group: Valeria, Bacilia , Yola, Julia, Gladys Claudia , Silveria , Paulina , Delia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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