A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy shoes.


Rosas De Alto Lima Group's story

The “ROSAS D. ALTO LIMA” community bank is about to start its 26th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Alto Lima regional office. This group has eight members and its president is Elena. The businesses that the members carry out are varied and incluD.: selling baby clothes, sewing jackets, selling hairdressing products, selling meals, selling backpacks and selling footwear.

Elena, the bank's president, tells us that this is her fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer and she joined because some friends brought her along.

Elena has a business selling footwear which she has owned for 23 years. She tells us that she learned the business from her husband because he makes shoes for 'cholitas' (ladies who dress in traditional clothing). Elena will use this loan to increase her capital (buying more shoes). She actually buys her merchandise from her sales location because many people come to sell their products to her. Sometimes she also buys her products in Huyustus Street (a commercial area of L. Paz). She then sells them in Panorámica Avenue, from her fixed sales location. She makes her sales every day. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She lives with her partner and has six children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the mandatory savings.

In the photo you can only make out the profile of Frecia and Gladys since they were on the edge of the picture.

In this group: Elena, Feliza, Teresa, Elizabeth Betty , Glagys , Lourdes, Fressia, Claudia Elvira
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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