A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy clothes.


Mariposas Group's story

The “Mariposas” (Butterflies) communal bank will start its second cycle within Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board; Ana is the secretary. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have a butcher shop, sweater sales, footwear sales, traditional skirt crafts, CD sales, vegetable sales and Herbalife product sales. Ana indicates that she’s been part of a communal bank for a year and that she currently has a business selling clothes that she’s had for years having learned it from her mother. The loan this cycle is to expand her stock of merchandise. She will buy clothes in the city of Cochabamba’s street markets to then resell in her stand. This way of working allows her to support her family since she’s single and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit department.

In this group: Gladys , Anselma, Felisa , Ana Roxana, Yovanna, Tania , Ana Maria, Celia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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