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

Las Luminosas Group's story

The communal bank "Las Luminosas" is starting it first cycle at the Villa Adela regional office. The group is made up of eight members and Patricia is the president. The group covers various business sectors, including: knitting gloves, sewing skirts, fruit sales, sweet sales, local store and knitting jumpers.

Patricia joined a Communal Bank within Pro Mujer five years ago and was invited to be a promoter. Currently she has a business knitting gloves, which she has had for several years.

The loan that she is taking now is to raise her capital (by buying wholesale wool), which she will buy at the traditional markets in the city of El Alto and after the manufacturing process she will sell them to order.

This work supports her family as she is single and has two childen.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the savings.

In this group: Patricia Victoria, Adela , Sonia , Rufina , Emma , Francisca, Sabina , Tatiana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin

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