A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy clothing.

17 De Octubre Group's story

The ‘October 17th’ group is about to begin its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer which is part of the Panamericana Regional Office. There are eight members in the group with a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Silvia. The members have various businesses: neighbourhood store, poncho weaving, fish selling, flower decorations, clothes selling, tripe selling, butcher, and baker.

Sra. Silvia, the president of the community association, says that the group was formed five loan cycles previously, about two years ago.

Sra. Julia has sold clothing for ten years. The loan money she is seeking for this cycle will be used to buy more clothing which she buys in the markets of La Paz and then sells on her stall. Her job enables her to support her family; she is married and has four children. She says she most enjoys the training programs which she takes with her fellow members.

In this group: Petrona, Concepción, Celia Carmen , Zorayda Victorina, Hermogena, Felipa , Momica, Silvia Eugenia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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