A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy wool.

Vicuñitas Group's story

The communal association "Vicuñitas" will begin its sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Juan Pablo II. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors of which Eusebia is the president. Members of this association maintain a variety of businesses. Among them we have: the sale of vegetables, sale of used clothing, sale of cosmetics, sale of wholesale candies, sweater-weaving and the sale of alpaca wool, blanket-weaving, and a food shop.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microbusinesses, among them Eusebia's. She indicates that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for six months, joining by invitation from a friend who was a member of the organization. Currently, she has a blanket-weaving business. She tells us that she learned this trade from her mother and subsequently began the business on her own.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital (through the purchase of wool), which she will acquire from distributors. After making the blankets, she will sell them in galleries by request. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her family, since she lives with her partner and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Eusebia responded that she likes the attention and the health and income management training.

In the photograph, we can see a woman sitting with a child—this is Catalina's cousin who often accompanies the group.

In this group: Eusebia, Jaqueline, Rosa , Natividad , Lucia, Milenka, Nicolasa , Catalina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Kremer

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