A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy groceries at wholesale.

Rositas De Chipamaya Group's story

The "Mariscal de Vilaque" communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana field office. It's made up of eight members and is led by an executive board of which Señora Basilia is the president. The members of the communal bank run a variety of businesses including food sales, artisanal crafts, knitting sweaters, tostada sales, vegetable sales, a neighborhood store, livestock sales, and sales of "salchipapa" [sausage with fried potatoes].

The loan they will take out will benefit small microbusinesses like Basilia's. She states that she joined Pro Mujer one year ago at the invitation of a representative of the institution who had come to visit her at home. Currently, she has a food sales business. She explains that her business was a family business that she decided to undertake independently after her marriage.

The loan that she will now take out is for increasing her capital to buy groceries at wholesale. She will acquire them from vendors in the city of El Alto and after she cooks them, she will sell them in her sales location. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family, as she is married and has one son.

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

In the photograph, the member's spouse is at her side. She is wearing a yellow sweater.

In this group: Basilia , Oscar Bill, Veronica, Rosmery, Lidia, Felisa, Sofia, Lidia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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