Total loan: $5,725
El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Retail
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A loan helped to buy cell phone cases.
Union Group's story
The "Unión" group will begin its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the German Busch Regional Office, it comprises nine members run by a board of directors whose president is Carmen. Members engage in a variety of businesses, including: selling fruit, cloth weaving, blanket weaving, miniature clothing weaving, and cell phone sales. The loan they are seeking will benefit small businesswomen like Carmen. She says she joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of a friend who was a member. Now she sells cell phone cases and tells us that she started the business on the advice of a friend who was also selling them. Carmen will use her loan to buy more merchandise (cell phone cases), which she'll buy wholesale from vendors and sell at her locale. This type of work allows her to bring in income to support her household as much as possible; she has a common law spouse and three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Carmen says she likes the health services.