A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy pearl and fabric.

Prosperidad2 Group's story

The “PROSPERIDAD” community bank is in its third cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascada center. It is made up of eight members, and is directed by a board of directors where Basilina serves as president. The members have various businesses, including macramé, sheep and lamb selling, and plastic item sales.

This loan will benefit small businesses of different trades, including Ana Maria’s. She says that she has been with Pro Mujer for ten cycles, having joined on the invitation of a friend who is also a member. She has a caporal dress (native Bolivian dance) embroidery business and learned this by working as an assistant. Later they trusted her with the supplies and allowed her to work from home so she wants to set up her own work space.

She will use the money from this loan to buy pearls and fabric in bulk and make and sell from her work area. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her household; she is married and has seven children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health benefits.

In this group: Basilia , Agustina, Susana Marisol , Lidia , Maria , Bety Wilma, Nicolosa Rogelia, Catalina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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