A loan of $1,225 helped a member purchase fabric.


Rosales Group's story

The communal bank "Rosales" is in its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as a part of the regional office Alto Lima. It is made up of seven members and is directed by agoverning board headed by Señora Antonia. The members have various businesses among which are blanket, sweater and hat sales, sewing overalls, making and selling blankets, crocheted blankets and woven awayos [general purpose cloth].

Señora Antonia says that this is her first time working with Pro Mujer and was invited to join the institution by the organizers. Currently she has a business sewing overalls that she has had for years. She learned this trade from her older brother.

She is requesting a loan to increase her capital (purchase fabric) that she buys in La Ceja and then uses to make her overalls. She will sell them in Oruro and La Paz. This work allows her to generate income to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she said that she likes the savings and the training.

In this group: Antonia, Maritza , Zulma , Amalia , Claudia , Gabriela, Elizabeth Ximena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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