A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy wool.


Manantial Group's story

The “Manantial” (Spring) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Lidia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which we have growing cereals, clothing sales, blanket weaving, food sales, blanked making, minibus assistant and bread baking.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit micro businesswomen among which is Lidia. She states that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago having been invited to join by one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home to invite her. She currently has a blanket weaving business and she relates that her mother-in-law taught her how to do the weaving since she had a loom and this is how her business got started.

The loan she’ll take out now is to expand the business. She will buy wool in the street markets in the city of El Alto and once production is done she’ll sell it based on orders every day. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family any way possible because she has a spouse and a son.

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

In this group: Lidia Gaby, Marina , Justina , Ruth , Yola , Valentina Matilde , Mery , Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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