A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy cloth.


Costeñitas Group's story

This will be the first loan cycle that the communal bank “COSTEÑITAS” will have with Pro Mujer in Senkata. The group has seven members, and Virginia heads its board. The communal bank members pursue a variety of businesses: managing a local store, selling caps and handicrafts, knitting sweaters, and selling food. Virginia says that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, which she is joining at the invitation of an adviser and her partners. Years ago she started her current business making ponchos after learning the craft from her companions.

This loan will increase working capital to buy cloth, which will be purchased in the city of El Alto and later tailored to meet customer orders. Virginia is married and has three children, and this work means she can support her family as much as she can. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she replied that she liked saving and the institution's health center.

In this group: Virginia, Maria, Hilda, Eva, Lidia, Goretty
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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