A loan of $5,025 helped a member to buy cloth to make clothing to sell.

Alianza Group's story

The “Alianza” (Alliance) Communal Bank is beginning its 3rd loan cycle with our Central Office in Villa Exaltacion. The communal bank is composed of 11 members with Cesarea as the Secretary. Activities within the group are distinct; among them: a seamstress shop, sales of cosmetics and clothing, sale of educational materials, selling caps, ticket sales, selling meals, a variety store, soft drink sales, selling clothing, and selling American toys.

Cesarea tells us that some 3 cycles ago, she joined this communal bank within Pro Mujer, after she was invited by a friend. Currently, she owns a seamstress shop, which she has operated for various years, having learned the trade from her sister.

To increase her capital, the loan she is requesting is for buying cloth, which she will purchase from the traditional galleries of La Paz and, after creating clothing, she will sell her products in fairs along Bolivia's frontiers. This type of work helps her family get ahead -- she is married and has 2 children.

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

In this group: Magali, Nieves, Guadalupe , Julio, Cesarea, Hilda , Antonia , Mery , Marisel Rene, Mayra Mery, Judith Nancy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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