Total loan: $2,575

Rosas De San Jose 1 Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Clothing

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Rosas De San Jose 1 Group's story

The Rosas de San Jose 1 communal bank will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Andes regional hub. It is made up of eight members and is lead by a Board of Directors, of which Señora Reveca is president. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied. Among them are: sewing sportswear, a tailor shop, food sales, sportswear production, awayo (a traditional shawl) sales, spice sales, carpentry, and American clothing sales. The loan that they are currently taking out will benefit these small-time microentrepreneurs, one of whom is Reveca. She says that she joined Pro Mujer nine cycles ago, becoming a member due to an invitation from a promoter of the organization who went to visit her in her home. She currently has a business sewing jackets. She shares that she learned this trade in Brazil, when she worked there as an assistant. When she returned to Bolivia she decided to create her own workspace. The loan that she is taking out now is to increase her capital for the purchase of fabric that she will get from wholesale vendors. After sewing it, she will sell it in her sales stall. This type of work lets her generate income to support her family, because she lives in a common-law relationship and has three children. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training sessions on health and credit that the organization offers.