A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy seeds in bulk.

Voz Del Rio Group's story

The Communal Bank “Voz del Rio” (Voice of the River) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Ninfa is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling fruit, producing fruit, sewing traditional skirts, and managing a neighborhood store.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Ninfa. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a promoter from the organization who came to her house to visit her. Ninfa currently has a business of producing fruit. She became knowledgeable about this type of work after she started the business on her own. As a young girl she helped her family, which is why she knows about the business.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying seeds in bulk. She acquires her supplies from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and then cultivates her land so that she can sell her products. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Ninfa is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Ninfa said that she enjoys the training seminars offered by the organization.

In this group: Ninfa, Primitiva Emma, Albaro Waldemar , Gregoria , Antonia , Pedro, Marina, Clorilde

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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