A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy wool for making clothes to sell.

Franz Tamayo Group's story

The Communal Bank “Franz Tamayo” is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Community Center. This group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Julia as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various business activities such as making jackets, knitting wiping cloths, packaging grain, selling food, weaving alpaca blankets, selling popcorn and toasted noodles, and managing a neighborhood store.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Julia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six years ago after a friend invited her to become a member of the organization. At the moment, she has a business of making and selling clothes along the Bolivian border. She says that she started her business 20 years ago after learning the trade from friends who were constantly traveling.

The loan she is receiving now will increase her operating capital for buying wool, which she acquires at the fairs in the city of El Alto. Afterwards, she sells what she produces along the border between Bolivia and Peru. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her household. Julia is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Julia said that she enjoys the health topics.

In this group: Julia , Elizabeth, Susana Wilma , Rosa , Noemi Vilma, Celestina , Reyna , Lidia , Silveria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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