The “Maranatha” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Balvina. The communal bank members carry out a variety of business among which are sweater knitting, food sales, salt sales, fruit sales, vegetable sales, gift sales and jacket sales.
The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro-business women like
Balvina. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for twelve
years having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who’s a
member of the institution. She currently has a business selling
turnovers (mid-morning meal). She makes it known that she learned the
business several years ago on her own initiative.
The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She’ll buy
turnovers from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and then resell them
from place to place. This way of working makes it possible for her to
earn resources needed to support her family since she’s in a common law
relationship and has three children. When asked what she likes about
Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the work group.
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