A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fabric.

Cojña Pampita Group's story

The “Chojña Pampita” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Wilma. The communal bank members carry out a variety of activities among which are: blanket weaving, blanket sales to order, soft-drink sales and grocery store.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen one of which is Wilma. She indicates that this is the first time she’s joined Pro Mujer having been invited to do so by one of the institution’s promoters who went to visit her at home. She currently has a blanket weaving business. She relates that she learned the business by working in a weaving workshop and eventually decided to start her own workshop.

The present loan will be to increase her capital. She will buy fabric in wholesale stores and then sell what she makes to stores on order. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home the best way possible since she’s married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.

In this group: Wilma , Fermina Justa, Andrea, Nancy Fausta, Sabina , Margarita, Eusebia, Nelly

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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