A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy underclothing from wholesalers to sell in her business as a traveling salesperson in the markets of La Paz.

Rubi Group's story

The communal bank Rubi is beginning its eighth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Villa Exaltación. It has eight members and is headed by a board with Luisa as the President. The businesses that the communal bank members have are varied and among them are: clothing sales, sales of skirts and ponchos, bakery, cosmetic sales, beauty products, used clothing, silver goods and jewelry.

The loan that they are taking will benefit small micro entrepreneurs where Luisa is a member. She says that she has eight cycles with Pro Mujer, joining through the invitation of her sister who is a member of the institution. Today she has a business selling underclothing. She tells us that as a child she worked with her mother selling underclothing, which is why she began her own business.

The loan that she is asking for now is to increase her capital (to buy underclothing) that she will buy from the wholesalers and then later she will sell them as a traveling salesperson in the markets in the city of La Paz. This way of working allows her to earn income to support her family as much as possible. She lives in a free union relationship and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the loan and health training.

In this group: Luisa , Rosmery Roxana, Silvia , Sara , Miriam Palmira , Lola , Rosse Mary , Olivia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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