A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy pearls and sequins.


25 De Diciembre Group's story

The “25 de Diciembre” (December 25th) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board headed by Bertha. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have food sales, sewing traditional attire and cosmetics sales.

Bertha indicates that this is the third cycle she’s been part of in Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend. She currently has a business making traditional folk outfits (“trajes de caporal”) that she learned how to do from her family.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase working capital purchasing sequins and pearls at the border between Bolivia and Perú and then use them in production. She will sell in her sales point with help from her family. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family in every way possible because she’s in a common law relationship and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training, the loans and the meetings.

In this group: Bertha Adelaida, Rosmery, Silvia Eugenia, Flora, Julia, Zulema Rocio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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