A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy wool yarn.

Club De Amigas Group's story

The “Club de Amigas” (Girlfriends’ Club) communal bank will start its 9th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 11 members led by a governing board headed by Lourdes. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have: sale of dehydrated potatoes and potatoes, cosmetics sales, mobile phone sales, clothing sales, hardware, traditional skirt sales, blanket sales, crafts sales and bicycle sales.

Lourdes indicates that she’s been a member of a Pro Mujer communal association for the last 11 years having joined on her own initiative. She currently has a workshop where she weaves traditional skirts; she’s had it for years.

The loan she’ll take out now is to buy wool yarn that she will use to make the skirts. She tells us that she works every day and sell at wholesale to people in street fairs in the city of El Alto. This business helps her support her family since she’s married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health service.

In this group: Lourdes, Lizeth Pamela, Maxima, Elena , Facunda Graciela, Victoria, Vanesa Estefani, Sarita , Juan Carlos, Irena, Rosenda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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