Total loan: $3,975

Suma Sartawhi 2015 Group

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy sweaters and shirts in bulk.

Suma Sartawhi 2015 Group's story

The “Suma Sartawhi” credit group will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional hub. It is made up of eight members and is lead by a board of directors where Fabiola is the president. The businesses that the group members carry out are varied; among them are: selling clothing outfits, selling blankets, selling food, selling groceries, selling coffee and tea, and selling gems. The loan that they are taking out will benefit small-time micro-entrepreneurs, one of whom is Fabiola. She says that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the organization. Currently, she has a business selling clothing outfits. She shares that she learned this business eight years ago through her own initiative. The loan she is now taking out is for an increase in working capital (to buy sweaters and shirts in bulk). She will get these from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and later will sell them in her sales space. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family financially, because she is single and has a child. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the area of health, the trainings, and the payment meetings that the organization offers. Only seven members appear in the photo because Deysi Yanapa left for her sales space after making her payment.