A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy wool..


25 De Junio Group's story

The Communal Bank "25th of June" will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Alto Lima Regional Office. It is made up of seven members and lead by a board of directors in which Valeria is President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry forward are several. Among them we have artisans of hats, wool blanket weaving, sales of potatoes and "chuño"--a type of freeze-dried potato, vicuña wool spinning, weaving leg warmers, sweaters and pants with a machine, and salchipapa sales--a hot dog dish with fried potatoes.

Valeria indicates that this is the first time with Pro Mujer, entering by invitation from a promoter that went to her house. Currently she has a business weaving blankets. She says that she began this business because of her mother-in-law, three years ago. She taught her the skill of weaving, and since this time she works daily.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase her capital (to buy wool) which she will buy from the commercial stores and then sells in traditional markets in El Alto. This manner of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as possible. She is married and has four children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health sector.

In this group: Valeria, Lidia Gladis , Santusa , Guillermina , Eugenia, Andrea , Felipa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti


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