A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy wool.


Rayos De Sol Group's story

The Communal Bank “Rayos del Sol” (Rays of Sun) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Julia. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses in order to get ahead such as manufacturing shoes, selling wool, managing a neighborhood store, selling undergarments, managing a locksmith shop, selling ice cream, selling kerosene, and making braided shawls.


Sra. Julia says that she joined Pro Mujer six months ago after receiving an invitation from a friend. She currently has a business that makes braided shawls. Julia has worked in this business for several years and has the help of her friend.


The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her inventory by purchasing wool. She acquires her supplies in El Alto and then produces the goods that she will sell based on her orders. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family as much as possible. Julia is married and has two children.


When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Julia said that she enjoys the health services.

In this group: Martha , Gladyz, Felipa Anasta, Martha Julia , Juana, Irma Lizeth, Julia , Julia Benedicta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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