A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy vicuña wool.

Vecinal 3 Group's story

The “Vecinal 3” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Focal Center. It has ten members led by a governing board presided by Juana. The members carry out a variety of businesses among which are knitting sweaters and leggings, weaving vicuña wool blankets, selling bread, selling meat, sewing skirts, knitting baby outfits and knitting gloves.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen. Juana is one of them. She indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for a year having joined invited by a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business weaving vicuña blankets. She relates that she started the business years ago having learned from her godmother who encouraged her to sell this product.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy vicuña wool in street markets in El Alto and after making them will sell the blankets in her stand. This way of working allows her to generate resources necessary to support her family the best way possible since she’s in a common law relationship. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.

María and Gabriela do not appear in the photo because they were at medical appointments.

In this group: Juana, Marcela, Ana Rosa , Maria*, Martina, Saturnina, Gabriela*, Fidelia, Valentina, Ana Josefa
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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