A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy oil, rice, pasta, and vegetables wholesale.


Ocomistu Group's story

The communal bank "Ocomistu" will begin its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Regional Center. It is composed of eight members and is led by a board of directors where Señora Justina is the president. The businesses that the members of the group run are varied. Among them are selling milk, selling food, selling speakers, buying and selling livestock, making sweaters, and selling potatoes.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these micro-entrepreneurs, of whom Señora Justina is one. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer six years ago, entering at the invitation of a promotional campaign by the institution. She now has a business of selling food. She lets it be known that she began it a number of years ago, beginning with some basic capital and small snacks. With the passing of time, she expanded her production and improved her location.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital to buy rice, oil, pasta, and vegetables wholesale, which she will acquire from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto, and after preparing the food she will sell it in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has six children.

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

In this group: Justina, Alejandrina, Sandra , Betty Claudia, Veronica , Lucia , Mariela Roxana , Nancy
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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