A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy wool.


San Pablo Group's story

The San Pablo Communal Bank will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Regional Office. The group is made up of eight members and is managed by a board of directors, of which Angélica is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include the sale of food, jackets, blankets, petticoats, toys, and gloves, as well as knitting sweaters and scarves.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Angélica. She says that this is the first time she is working with Pro Mujer, which she joined by invitation from a promoter of the institution who visited her at home. She has a business knitting gloves and leggings. She says that she learned about this business from her parents starting at the age of 12, so she has now been working for 16 years.

This loan will increase her working capital through the purchase of wool, which she will obtain from distributing companies. After making the products, she will sell them in the markets in the city of El Alto. This work allows her to generate income to maintain her household as much as she can. She is married with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health workshops.

In this group: Angelica , Faviola, Betty, Leucadia, Beatriz, Luisa, Elvira Pacesa , Juliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz


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