A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy fabric.

27 De Mayo Group's story

The “27 de Mayo" communal bank will start its first loan cycle in Pro Mujer, through the Santiago ll regional office. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors of which Fidelia is the chairperson. The businesses that the members of the group carry on are varied. They include selling clothing, chocolate, flags, children's clothing and food.

The loan they will take out will benefit the owners of small businesses, including Fidelia. She says this is the first time she been a part of Pro Mujer, and she joined at the invitation of her daughter, who is a member of the institution.

At the present time, she has a business selling clothing. She indicates that this enterprise was acquired years ago, and that she sold used clothing, later changing the product to new clothing, which she sells with her daughter's help.

The loan she will take out now is to purchase merchandise such as fabric, which she will acquire from the border of Bolivia and Peru, and later sell in the markets in the city of El Alto. This form of work allows her to generate resources for supporting her family as much as possible, as she is single and has a child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training area.

In this group: Fidelia, Nair Francis, Beatriz Susana, Ely Erika, Mery , Maria Isabel, Verónica Apolonia, Gladys

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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