A loan of $4,550 helped a member buying fabric, zippers, thread and snaps.

Roca Fuerte Group's story

The community association Roca Fuerte ("Strong Rock") wants a loan for their first cycle in the focal center of Villa Exaltación. The women's businesses are all different, from artisanry, making skirts and jackets, selling sports shoes, furniture, groceries, food sales, and sewing sweaters and blankets.

One of the oldest businesswomen is Mrs. Mery M.. She has gone through nine loan cycles with the association with her business making jackets. The materials are born in bulk in the city of El Alto. Mery makes the jackets in her home with her husband's support. She sells the jackets from her own home, so the customers come and retrieve the merchandise themselves. Mery likes meetings in the center because it is a leisure activity that allows her to relax.

In this group: Mery Martha, Daniel Severich, Vannia Jhasmin, Vedala, Marcela, Antonia, Rosmery, Fatima, Maritza Nena, Angela, Patricia, Maria Ximena, Eliana Nancy, Beatriz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lydia Brantley

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