A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy wool.

Vicuñitas De Plata Group's story

The “VICUÑITAS DE PLATA” (Little Silver Vicuñas) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Focal Center. It has nine members: 8 women and one man.

The “VICUÑITAS DE PLATA” communal bank organized its governing board thus: Erurita is President, Grisel is Treasurer and Santos is Recording Secretary. The businesses the members carry out are varied. Some have to do with commerce, others with services and production. Among the businesses we have: sale of food, public transportation driver, general merchandise sales, sale of “Batidos” [drinks based on Bi-Cervecina (low alcohol, dark, malt beer), sugar and egg], machine weaving, food sales, sale of knit clothes, sale of chicken feed and cheese sales.

In the case of Erurita, communal bank President, she indicates that she has a knit clothing sales business at present. She sells children’s sweatshirts, leggings and others. These items are machine woven by her. She has been in this line of work for 36 months. She makes her sales at various markets in the city of El Alto in an ambulatory way.

Erurita, 25, is a hard working, young woman living with her family. She will use the requested loan to increase working capital and buy wool.

In this group: Erurita, Inez, Santos, Arminda, Grisel Rubi, Juana, Maria, Antonia, Trifina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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