A loan of $3,925 helped a member buy raw material (wool, fabric) and products.

Amig Chaco Group's story

Martha M. is a member of the Amig Chaco group, which belongs to the Collpani community center. She knits clothes for babies and children up to 5 years old. When she started, she knit by hand. As time passed, she bought a machine and her production has increased. Martha estimates that the purchase of clothes for the end of the year festivities will increase, and she needs a loan to buy the raw material like wool. She buys her supplies at the 16 de Julio (a fair), and also sells her products at the 16 de Julio. Her customers are women who have fixed sales places. That means that she sells wholesale, and the other people sell by the unit. Martha has five children that she takes care of and protects.

Another example is Evelyn L., who is only 19. She goes to school and she makes clothes like skirts. With her mother’s help, she sells them in Desaguadero, Los Yungas, and Santa Cruz. She is single, and she wants to continue studying and expanding her business. She needs a loan to buy fabric.

The other members of the group also need the loan to buy products.

In this group: Wilma Cecilia, Marcelina, Adela, Isabel, Martha, Julia, Lidia, Sonya, Eva, Apaza Eva, Juana, Fanny, Evelyn Mayra

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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