A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy yarn.


Calamarca Group's story

The “CALAMARCA” community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Patacamaya regional office. The group has ten members and is run by a board of directors which has Luisa as its president. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: weaving, selling yarn, running a neighborhood store and making jackets.

Luisa tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution through an invitation from a loan officer. She currently has a store where she sells yarn which she has been running for years. She learned the business from a friend.

The loan that Luisa is taking out now will be used to increase her capital, buying yarn which she will acquire in El Alto and then sell to textile factories. This work allows her to make income with which to support her family. She lives with her partner and has two children.

In this group: Luisa, Vilma, Yohobana , Sentia , Leonor, Juana , Cecilia , Rolme Herlinda, Francisca , Estefa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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