A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy clothing.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

The “MUJERES EMPRENDEDORAS” (Entrepreneurial Women) community bank are about to start their seventh loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Exaltación regional office. This group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which has Felicidad as its treasurer. The businesses that the members of the group are engaged in vary and include: running a neighborhood store, selling cosmetics, selling vegetables, selling shoes, selling plastic products, running a grocery store and sewing sports clothing.

Felicidad says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for three years, having joined through an invitation from a friend who has been a member for some time. Felicidad currently has a business selling clothing. She says that she started this business on the suggestion of a friend who used to be in the same line of work.

Felicidad will use this loan to increase her capital. She will buy clothing in the well-known street markets in the city of La Paz and then sell them as an itinerant street vendor (without a fixed sales location) in the city of El Alto. This work allows her to make income to support her family. She is a widow and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Felicidad replied that she likes the health services.

In this group: Geovanna Rita , Luisa Emiliana, Alejandra, Rosario Ruth, Mary Rosa , Verónica Tania, Ibeth Gabriela, Felicidad Victoria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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