A loan of $3,500 helped a member to increase her supplies for spinning vicuna wool and knitting blankets.

Las Misioneras Group's story

The 'Las Misioneras' (The Missionaries) community bank is just about to start its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascada regional office. The group has 12 members and its president is Ana. The ladies all have different businesses which include sales, production and services.

Ana, the president of the community bank, tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined the institution as she was invited by her fellow group members from 'Las Misioneras'.

Ana currently has a business spinning vicuna wool. She also makes blankets. Ana tells us that she learned this business from her sister-in-law 18 years ago.

Ana will use the loan that she is requesting to increase her capital and buy more wool. She will buy her wool in the 16 de Julio street market (a commercial area in the city of El Alto) and then sell it on credit.

This work allows Ana to make money with which to support her family. She lives with her partner and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the health program.

In this group: Ana, Estelita, Agustina, Gloria , Simona Catalina, Gloria Rosario, Sabina, Wilson Amilkar, Griselda, Leonidas, Cristina, Maria Eugenia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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