A loan of $1,725 helped a member buying wool and other materials.

Pankaritas Group's story

The group "Pankaritas" has ten members, nine women and one man, and this is their second cycle with the Collpani community bank. Its president is Ms. Arminda M. V., 44, who is married and the mother of five children.

Arminda has been making crafts of alpaca wool, especially blankets of all colors, for the last 18 years. She came to Kiva partner Pro Mujer after seeing some marketing materials from the organization. She will use the loan to buy a knitting machine and some wool. She buys her materials from the city of La Paz. When asked what she loves most about Pro Mujer, Arminda says she likes meeting with the other members, and learning about how to stay healthy.

The other Pankaritas' members have different types of businesses.

In this group: Arminda, Martha, Maria Elena*, Lucio, Ruth Esthela, Maria, Lourdes, Otilia, Alicia, Mery
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Violeta Rubiani

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