A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy fabric.

30 De Octubre Group's story

The communal bank "30 DE OCTUBRE" is beginning its first loan cycle in the Pro Mujer program sponsored by the Panamerican Social Center. The group is comprised of six members and the acting president is Hilda. The members are involved in different business activities including dress-making, meat pie sales, convenience store, fruit sales, bricklayer assistance, fish sales and cell phone sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small entrepreneurs, incluiding Hilda who has been in the Pro Mujer Program for a year. She joined by invitation from one of the institution's promoters. She currently works as a seamstress and says she started the business years ago and learned her trade at a previous job where she made all kinds of products.

She plans to use the loan to increase her working capital and buy fabrics from one of the distributors in the city of El Alto. Then she will make her products to sell at her stall. Her work allows her to generate income to support her household as best she can since she is single and has a son.

When asked what she enjoys about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health training area.

In this group: Hilda, Encarnación , Reina, Clementina, Gregoria, Veronica Elizabeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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