A loan of $750 helped a member to buy wool.

Julian Apaza Group's story

DATE: 11/12/12

The “Julian Apaza” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board whose treasurer is Rosa. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of activities, among which are: fruit sales, blanket weaving, potato sales and sweatshirt weaving.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small businesswomen one of which is Rosa. She indicates that this is the first time she’s joined Pro Mujer having been invited by one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home. She currently has a business making and selling blankets that she’s been working at for the last three years. She learned this technique from girlfriends and turned it into her occupation to generate income.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy wool at wholesale from street markets in El Alto and after making them will sell them in her sales stand. This way of working allows her to generate economic resources to support her family since she lives in a free union and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.

In this group: Maria , Rosa , Amalia, Paulina, Primitiva, Lina Layla

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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