A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy vicuna thread.


Kullaquitas Group's story

The communal bank "Kullaquitas" will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of its central offices in Collpani. It is made up of six members and is run by a board of directors of which Señora María Eugenia is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, among them are: vicuna textiles, coca sales, blanket weaving, spinning vicuna thread, selling athletic clothing, and selling tools.

The loan that they have asked for will benefit small businesses where Señora María Eugenia is a member. She says that she she joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of a friend who is part of the institution. Right now she has a business selling blankets woven from vicuna and alpaca thread, a business she implemented several years ago, having learned this sewing technique from her mother.

The loan that she has now asked for is to increase her capital by buying vicuna thread that she will acquire at the traditional fairs in the city of El Alto and will later use to make her products which she will sell by orders. This form of working allows her to generate resources to support her home as much as possible because she is single and has a son.

When asked if she liked Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training related to loans and health, and the medical reviews.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Gumercinda, Alicia Eulogia, Alicia, Emma, Luisa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer


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