A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy fabric.

Trabajadoras De Señor De La Cruz Group's story

The Trabajadores de Señor de la Cruz communal bank started its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional office. The communal bank is comprised of eight members, and it is led by a board of directors, which is headed by Esperanza. The businesses that the ladies are engaged in are varied and include: knitting sweaters, making tracksuits, selling clothes, knitting wool sweatshirts, selling vegetables, and making skirts.

Esperanza says that she became a member of the communal bank a year and a half ago. She joined by invitations from one of the advisers. She currently has a seamstress shop in which she has been working for years. She learned this occupation from her aunts.

The loan she will now be taking is to buy merchandise (fabric), to make the garments. She tells us that she works at her business every day, and she sells at the fairs in the city of El Alto. This business helps her support her family. She is in a common-law marriage, and she has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she said she likes the health trainings and the loans.

In this group: Esperanza, María Eugenia, Bartola, Regina, Martina, Lucia, Wilma, Eva

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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