A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy vicuña fleeces.

Copo De Nieve Group's story

The "Snowflake" communal bank is beginning its fifteenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. It is composed of eight members and is headed by a board where Señora Margui is Secretary. The businesses operated by members of the communal bank are varied. Among them are: trade, production, services and the sale of vicuña blankets.

Señora Margui has been part of eight loan cycles with Pro Mujer, having got involved following an invitation by friends. Currently she has a business selling vicuña blankets. She has been in this line of work for many years, learning her trade from her mother in law.

The loan will help her to grow her business, by buying vicuña fleeces in El Alto. When she has woven the wool into blankets she sells them on her stall. This workflow allows her to generate income to help support her family, as she is married and has one son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the work they do on ​​health, and the training they provide.

In this group: Josefina Marina, Justina Pastora, Bertha Maria, Manuela, Dina , Margui , Norah Graciela, Cristina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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