A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy products in bulk and at wholesale prices so that they can help to grow their business and increase their profits.


Primavera Ii Group's story

Five years ago 16 women formed the group "Primavera II" and they were convinced that working for themselves could help them to improve their quality of life. The majority of the women live in the Villa Tejada neighborhood in the city of El Altos. They make livings by doing a variety of activities which include, selling CD's, vegetables, fruits, writing materials, cosmetics. Others make a living by making "polleras" (these are a long skirt worn by the women in some areas of Bolivia). The Primavera II say that the constant increase of the prices of basic needs items causes hardship in their homes. Therefore, they need loans to buy products in bulk and at wholesale prices so that they can help to grow their business and increase their profits.

(Translated by Alexis of San Roque High School)

In this group: Hilda, Honorina Leonor, Lina Liana, Clementina, Flora*, Emma, Leonor, Elsy, Nancy, Celia Nieves, Rosa Gladys, Fanny, Lourdes Rocio, Justina, Elvia Mariela, Graciela*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kendra Gaete


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