A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy fabric.


Wipalitas Group's story

The “Wipalitas” communal bank will start cycle #2 in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board headed by María del Rosario. The members carry out a variety of businesses. Among them are: rug weavers, miniature clothes making, minibus assistant, CD sales, pants making, apron making, blanket weaving and t-shirt making.

María del Carmen has been working in one of Pro Mujer’s communal banks for two cycles. At present, her business is making fabric crafts; she’s been doing this for years. The loan she’ll take out now is to increase working capital. She will buy fabric in the city of El Alto and once she completes production will sell it in street markets. This way of working allows her to support her family since she’s single and has a son. When she’s asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she answers that she likes everything.

In this group: Maria Del Rosario , Martina , Gertrudis, Petrona Victoria, Leticia, Hilda , Ledya, Velia Susana, Amalia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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