A loan helped a member to buy rolls of fabric.

San Agustin 1 Group's story

The “San Agustín” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Zulma. The communal bank members carry out a variety of business among which are embroidery and hand knitting, a pig butchery, sweater knitting, blanket sales, juice sales and electronic devices sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen in various lines of work. Zulma is one of the members and she indicates that she joined the institution since the 2010 term having been invited through promotional events that took place in the street. She currently has an embroidery and fabric sales business. She relates that she learned it from her father years ago since he was in the same business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy rolls of fabric at wholesale stores and then sell in various Bolivia departments. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources to support herself economically. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services because they help her in her daily life.

In this group: Zulma, Rosmery, Yhanneth, Martina Maribel, Maxima, Gabriela, Cataliana , Cristina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz.

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