A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy molds and baskets wholesale.

Corapata Group's story

Corapata Communal Bank will start its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Regional Office. It's made up of eight members governed by a board of directors of which Natividad is the president. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses, including milk sales, construction services, cheese sales, and livestock sales.

The loan they're getting will benefit small business entrepreneurs like Natividad. She said she has belonged to Pro Mujer for three years, having joined on the invitation of a loan officer who visited her at home. Currently she has a business selling cheese and milk. She said she learned this business from her parents, because she used to help in the family business when she was a little girl. She decided to start her own business now that she has her own family.

Natividad's loan will be to increase her capital with a wholesale purchase of molds and baskets, which she'll get from wholesale vendors in her community and later use in her sales stall. This job allows her to earn income to support her family, because she's married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says the institution's trainings and service.

In this group: Natividad , Gregoria, Guillermina, Pascuala, Relvia , Ruperta, Magaly Betty, Margarita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.

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