A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy underwear from distributors to sell later in her work as a traveling salesperson in the city markets.

Estrellas Group's story

The communal bank Estrellas will begin its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Central Focal de Villa Exaltación. It has eight members and is headed by a board where Juana is the President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied. Among them are: selling hats, selling freeze-dried potatoes and potatoes, woven blankets and macramé, knitted outfits for babies, making and selling pullover jackets, and selling underwear.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs where Juana is a member. She indicates that she became a member of Pro Mujer, joining though the invitation of a fellow member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling underwear. She has had this business for some years that she learned from her aunt whom she used to help in her business before.

The loan that she is now taking is to increase her capital (to buy underwear) that she will buy from distributors and later sell on foot at the markets in the city of El Alto. This work allows her to earn money to support her family as much as possible as she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she responds that she like the discussions about health.

Patricia is not in the photograph as she had a medical appointment.

In this group: Juana, Guiselda Raquel, Bertha Veronica, Rosa Carmiña , Patricia*, Martha Fedelia, Reina, Dionicia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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