A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy fabric.

Amigas De Corazon Group's story

The “Amigas de Corazón” communal bank will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board headed by Herminia, President. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which we have clothing sales, chicken sales, CD sales, neighborhood store, pots sales, alpaca wool sweater making, Broasted chicken sales and food sales.

Herminia says that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for a year having joined thanks to an invitation from a member of the institution. She currently has a business making and selling skirts. She relates that she started the business when she used to help her mother do this kind of work and she now has her own business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to buy raw materials (fabric) from suppliers in the city of El Alto and after making them she’ll sell them in the weekend street markets. This way of working allows her to earn income to support her family the best way possible since she’s single and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she answers that she likes the health services.

In this group: Herminia, Venancia, Julia, Cristina , Nelly , Maria Luisa, Olga , Bertha Yolanda, Fabiola Katterin

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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