A loan of $4,925 helped a member to purchase a mixer.

Rubi Group's story

The community association "RUBI" will begin its seventeenth cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal del Collpani. The group is composed of eight members and is managed by a Board of Directors of which Martha is the president. The businesses in which the members of the communal association are engaged are diverse, among them are: hand-crafted model cars, bakery, food sales, api (non-alcoholic maize drink) sales, knitted sweaters and sweatshirts, cosmetic sales and confectionary.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs where Martha is a member. She says that four years ago she joined Pro Mujer, at the invitation of her daughter who is a customer of the institution. At present, she owns a bakery business. She tells us that she began to build this business several years ago, learning from her mother and supplementing her knowledge in a training center to improve her product.

The loan that she is requesting now is to increase capital to purchase a mixer, which she will acquire from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto, and will later install in her retail space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family since she is married and has three children.

When she was asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the colleagues she had met in the institution.

In this group: Maria Martha, Lizeth , Maxima, Lizeth, Lucia, Beatriz, Leslie Maria, Osman Obhet

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Terri Whitehead

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