A loan of $1,725 helped a member to buy wool.


Trabajadoras De Señor De La Cruz Group's story

The Trabajadoras de Señor de La Cruz Communal Bank will start its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes community center. The group is comprised of eight members, and it is run by a governing board, which Berta heads. The businesses of the members are varied. Among the businesses is knitting sweaters, making blankets, sportswear, knitting wool sweatshirts, making skirts, and selling clothes.

Berta says that she has worked with Pro Mujer for six months. She joined the group by invitation from a friend. She currently has a business weaving blankets. She has been doing this work for three years; she learned from her sister.

The loan she will get now is to increase her capital (to buy wool). She will get the wool at the 16 de Julio Fair and Tumusla street.

After she makes them she sells them in Desaguader. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health services.

In this group: Berta, Wilma, Martina , Regina, Eva, Esperanza, Maria Eugenia, Lucia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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