Total loan: $6,525

Las Comadres Group

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Potosi, Potosi Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to purchase different types of fabric and thread for sewing.

Las Comadres Group's story

Eugenia is the president of the communal bank Las Comadres. She is 39 years old, married, and has three children. She sews polleras [traditional Andean skirts] and rugs, which she sews in a shop she improvised in her house. She learned the trade in a women's center. She began fixing some clothing for her neighbors and friends. With the money she earned from the alterations, she purchased a sewing machine.

She begins each day providing her family with breakfast, cleaning the house, and preparing food until ten in the morning so to later concentrate on sewing the polleras, shawls and rugs until two in the afternoon. After this, she focuses on her family.

Eugenia plans to invest her money in the purchase of three different types of fabric to improve the quality of the clothing she sews. She learned it from her group-mates at the women's center where she learned the trade.

Eugenia wants to grow her business to be able to hire workers and spend more time with her family and to have more income. She wants to have a large business, make her children into professionals and that they do not have to suffer or start a business from scratch.