A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy wallets.

Despertar Andino Ii Group's story

The Despertar Andino communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the of the Alto Lima community center. It is comprised of ten members, and it is headed by a board of directors. Zulma is the secretary. The members’ businesses are varied, and among them are: sewing and selling sport uniforms, a store distributing traditional skirts, selling “salchipapa” [fried potatoes and fried sausages], an automotive store, a neighborhood store, making traditional skirts, producing petticoats, selling clothes, backpacks and wallets, and selling used clothing.

The loan they will take will benefit small business owners like Zulma. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago by an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling wallets. She says that she got this line of work on her own initiative by observing the sales that this product had.

The loan that she will now take is to expand her business (buy wallets). She will buy the wallets in the city of Oruro, and she will later set them up in a commercial space that she tends to every day. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the health resources.

In this group: Fabiola, Sandra Dora , Zulma , Roxana Ruxi , Sara , Lucia , Lola Modesta, Soledad Karen , Milenka Evelyn , Lidia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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