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

Imperio Group's story

The community association "Imperio" is beginning their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as a part of the regional office of Senkata. They are made up of seven member of the association and guided by a board of directors, in which Filomena is the president. The business activities of the members of the association as varied and among them we have: poultry and vegetable sales, weaving of jackets, clothing sales, blanket weaving, and fruit sales.

The loan they will receive will benefit small businesses in which Filomena is a participant, and she says that this is the first time that she has joined together with Pro Mujer, coming in via the invitation of a consultant from the lending institution who came to her house to promote it. Currently, she has a business in crafts (the creation and sales of blankets), which she learned to make with her parents a long time ago, since it is a family business.

The loan that she will now receive is to expand her capital investment through buying wools, which she will get at the traditional markets of the department of La Paz and then after weaving she will sell them according to the wishes of her customers. This type of works will generate income to support her family to the greatest possible extent, as she lives in a common law marriage and has three children.

When asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the savings.

In this group: Filomena, Marithsa, Rosalinda , Julia , Lupe, Froilana , Gloria Delicia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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