A loan of $5,950 helped a member to buy food wholesale.


Las Viajeras Group's story

The Las Viajeras communal bank will begin its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional center. It is comprised of eight members, and it is led by a board of directors. Valeria is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied and among them are selling vegetables, selling fruit, making sportswear, transportation service, selling soft drinks, and selling items for cars.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small business people where Valeria is a member. She joined by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business of selling food. She says that she learned this business because when she fell in love with her husband and when she got married she decided to establish an independent business.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital (to buy food wholesale). She will get the food from the wholesale distributors in the city of El Alto. She will later sell it in the Beni and Pando departments. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is in a common-law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the health services that the institution offers.

In this group: Valeria, Yola , Alverto, Zoraida, Celia , Margarita , Marina Alicia, Jheny
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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