A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy fabric.

Cristo Rey Group's story

The “Cristo Rey” (Christ the King) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo II Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board headed by Maira, president. The members carry out a variety of business among which are clothing sales, shoe repair shop, backpack making, soy chicharron, pastry sales, vegetable sales, bread sales, hosiery sales and cosmetics sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small businesswomen. Maira is one of the group members and this is her first time with Pro Mujer having been invited to join by a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business sewing backpacks. She comments that she started this business on her own initiative and is doing very well.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy fabric in street markets in the city of El Alto and then bring it to her shop to sell. This way of working makes it possible for her to support her family the best way possible since she lives together with someone. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health training and the credit.

In this group: Maira Clareth , Paola , Ruth Cristina, Sara Magleny, Gloria Maria, Brenally Topacio , Josefina Brigida , Bertha Primitiva, Betty Rosmery

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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