A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy wool for weaving.

6 De Marzo Group's story

The communal bank 6 DE MARZO (March 6th) will begin its first cycle at Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani branch and it has 6 members and is headed by a board headed by Paulina as president.

The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied including among them we have the weaving of awayos (hand woven textiles using natural dyes), fish sales, blanket weavings, and selling potatoes.

Paulina tells us this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer and she joined the communal bank through the invitation of the counselor. Currently she has a business weaving awayos that she has had for some years, and which she learned from her mother.

The money from the loan that she is asking for is to have cash on hand to buy wool which she will buy at the July 16 Market, and she will use it to make and sell through orders. This work allows her to earn money to support her family; she has a common-law relationship and a son.

When asked what it is she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training sessions.

In this group: Paulina, Francisca, Sabina , Eudosia , Elena , Justina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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