A loan of $3,375 helped a member to purchase wool in bulk.

Madre De Dios Group's story

The “Madre de Dios” communal bank group will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Villa Exaltación. It is made up of nine members and is led by officers of whom Claudina is the president. The businesses that the members carry out are varied and among them are blanket sales, athletic clothing sales, vest and jacket sales, fruit sales, construction service, food sales, vegetable sales, and a neighborhood store.

The loan that they are getting will benefit the small micro-entrepreneurs of whom Claudina is one. She says that this is the first year that she is joining Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. Currently, she has a business selling blankets. She says that she undertook this business some years ago with the help of her sister-in-law.

The loan that she will get now is to increase her capital (purchase wool in bulk) which she will get from the wholesalers in the city of La Paz, and later she will make it and sell it in her sales space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family economically since she is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the training that the institution offers.

In this group: Claudina , Candelaria Teresa , Claudia Beatriz , Nieves, Viviana , Abraham, Margarita , Salome , Elizabeth Eva

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.

This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.

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