A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy CDs and chicken.

Santa Rosa De Lima Group's story

The nonprofit “Santa Rosa de Lima” (Saint Rosa of Lima) began its third cycle with Pro Mujer (For Women) as part of Germán Busch’s focal group. It is made up of eight members and the communal association is directed by a board headed by Lucia, the president. The businesses that the members work in are varied. Among them we have: neighborhood store, production of leggings, sewing comforters and hats, artisan handicrafts from fabric, weaving of fabric, minibus helper, artisan blankets, selling potatoes, selling freeze dried potatoes (for soup), sewing, and growing and selling flowers.

Lucia, the president of the communal association, says that she has been a part of the nonprofit “Santa Rosa de Lima” for a year and a half. Her business is selling CDs and chicken. The loan will enable her to buy both products and then she can sell them in different fairs. The city of El Alto is characterized by having fairs in different areas which are named by their day. Thus there is a Monday Fair, a Tuesday Fair, and so on. The largest fairs are the Thursday and Sunday Fairs which are located in the 16th of July Zone. Lucia is married and has four children. As her business requires her to take her merchandise to different fairs day after day, her children help her.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she responded that she likes the training they give.

In this group: Lucia Virginia, Julia, Rosa, Lucia, Virginia, Carmen, Miguel, Gaby Giovanna

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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