Total loan: $4,525

Maripositas De Collpani Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase cloth wholesale.

Maripositas De Collpani Group's story

The communal bank “MARIPOSITAS DE COLLPANI” [Butterflies of Collpani] will start its eleventh cycle in Pro Mujer [Pro-Woman] as part of the Centro Focal de Collpani [Focal Center of Collpani]. The group is comprised of 8 members and is directed by an executive board, where Mrs. Rosmery is the president. The businesses of the communal bank members are varied. They include: the manufacture and sale of garments for women, the sale of clothes, the sale of catalog products, a convenience store, the sale of telephone merchandise, and the sale of quilts and blankets. The loan they request will benefit small microenterprises of which Mrs. Rosmery is a member. She points out that she has been part of Pro Mujer for 5 years, entering upon being invited by a neighbor of hers who is part of the communal bank. Nowadays, she owns a business of manufacture and sale of garments for women. She tells us she learned this trade from her husband several years ago. The purpose of the loan she is requesting is to increase her physical capital (purchase of cloth wholesale). She will acquire it from wholesalers from the city of La Paz. Afterwards, she will start manufacture, and will market it at her point of sale. This work allows her to generate the resources necessary to support her family financially, as she is married and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health services the institution offers.