Total loan: $5,900

Juana Azurduy Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy fabric at wholesale price.

Juana Azurduy Group's story

The "Juana Azurduy" communal bank will begin its sixth loan cycle at Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani administrative office. It is made up of eight members and is guided by a steering group, of which Lidia is the president. The businesses that the communal bank members have are varied, and among them are: sewing overalls, sewing sports clothing, sewing coats, transportation services, fish sales, and knitting shawls. The loan will be used to benefit the small business owners where Lidia a member. She explains that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago. She joined at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. She has a sewing business. She says she learned this business ten years ago at a previous job. With a little bit of capital, she decided to start her own business. The loan she will take is to increase her capital by buying fabric at wholesale price, which she will purchase from the wholesalers in La Paz. She will then sell her products at her store. This work allows her to earn income so she can support her family economomically. She is single and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the trainings that are offered through the institution.