A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy alpaca wool.

Buena Semilla Group's story

The “Buena Semilla” communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members and a governing board headed by Fanny. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses. Among them we have: sales of ponchos, food sales, legwarmer sales, milk and cow sales, artifact sales, and selling footwear.

The loan will help small entrepreneurs where Fanny is a member. She has been with Pro Mujer for seven months after being invited by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business weaving legwarmers and alpaca hats. She learned this knitting technique from her brother-in-law and later worked independently. This loan will be used to increase her capital (purchase alpaca wool) acquired from the traditional fairs of El Alto. After finishing her product, she will sell from her sales location. This work allows her to earn an income as financial support for her family since she has a common-law husband and a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Fanny Lilit, Paulina , Consuelo , Josefa, Lidia, Marina, Gladys, Virginia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Lobo

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