A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy blankets.

Esmeralda De Cosmos Group's story

The Esmeral de Cosmos Communal Bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Regional Hub. It is made up of six members and it is led by a board of directors in which Nanddy is the secretary. The members of the communal bank work in different fields, such as knitting blankets, selling fruit, making photocopies, weaving blankets, machine-sewing blankets, and building.

Nanddy tells us she has been with Pro Mujer for five months now and that she joined the institution after being invited by a friend. She currently has a business weaving blankets that she has had for years.

The loan she is currently taking out is to increase her capital to buy wool at the July 16th Fair that commemorates the founding of La Paz. After making her blankets she will sell them as they are ordered.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she tells us that she likes the attention and the positive atmosphere.

In the photograph, provided by Esperanza's sister, she is seated, wearing a red vest.

In this group: Rosalina, Esperanza, Nanddy Roseny, Teodora, Ines Lourdes , Placida Monica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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