A loan of $2,375 helped a member to purchase hats to sell.

Lechuguitas Group's story

The “Lechugitas” communal association will begin their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. The group is part of the Collpani regional office, and is made up of eight members, who are managed by a board that is headed by Evelin. The members of the group are involved in various types of businesses, including making patterns for clothing, selling vegetables, weaving blankets, selling undergarments and cakes, selling lamb meat, making potato chips, and making and selling hats.

Evelin says that this is her first time working with Pro Mujer, and that she joined the organization after a friend invited her. Her current business is making and selling hats, which she has done for years.

She is going to use the loan to increase her capital by purchasing additional hats, which she will buy in the Ceja neighborhood of El Alto and then sell at her stand. This type of work allows her to earn the resources she needs to support her family. She has one child and lives in a common-law marriage.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Evelin said she likes the training the organization provides.

In this group: Evelin, Consuelo, Angelica, Betty Beatriz, Paulina, Alejandra Andrea, Aunción, Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson

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