Total loan: $2,725

Artesanas Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to buy leather.

Artesanas Group's story

The “ARTESANAS” community association is in its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Villa Exaltación. It’s made up of eight members and directed by a board where Maria serves as the treasure. The members work in various businesses including sausage making, knitting, brickmaking, spinning thread, shoemaking, and food sales. Maria says that this is her first time working with Pro Mujer and was invited by a promoter who went to her home. She has a shoemaking business that she has been working for several years, having learned from her husband. She will use the money from this loan to grow her business (buy leather in La Paz and make shoes on request). This type of work allows her to generate income in order to support her family as much as possible. She is married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health and the training benefits.