A loan of $5,300 helped a member purchase groceries at wholesale.

Margarita De Collpani Group's story

The community bank "Margarita de Collpani" will start its twentieth term with Pro Mujer as part of the regional branch of Collpani. It is comprised of eight members and is run by a board of directors with Hilaria as the president. Its members run a wide variety of businesses, including food sales, shoe making, a sewing shop, and a lubricants store.

The loan will benefit the members' small businesses, including Hilaria's. She joined Pro Mujer ten years ago at the invitation of a consultant who came to visit her at home. She currently runs a business selling food, which she learned from her mother who supports her work. She relies on the credit she took out from Pro Mujer to launch an independent business.

The loan she is currently requesting is to expand her capital through the purchase of groceries at wholesale. She will get them from the various vendors in the city of El Alto, and then after cooking, she will sell from her sales location. This work allows her to generate income to support her family, as she is single and has two children.

When asked what she liked best about Pro Mujer, she said she liked the training and the health clinic that the institution offers.

In this group: Hilaria, Justina Demetria, Natividad, Lotrecia, Lucrecia , Barbara, Porfirio Waldo, Lourdes

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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