A loan of $4,600 helped a member to buy wool.

Amazonas De Huayna Potosi Ii Group's story

The Communal Bank “Amazonas de Huayna Potosi II” is starting its sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Community Center. This group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Virginia is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different business activities such as weaving blankets, selling sweaters, selling mobile phones, selling shoes, producing macramé blankets, selling clothes, and selling hardware goods.

This loan will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs such as Sra. Virginia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six years ago after receiving an invitation from her friends in the group who are also members of the organization. At the moment, she has a business of producing macramé blankets. Virginia started this business years ago with her aunt.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying wool, which she acquires at the fairs in the city of El Alto. Afterwards, she uses these supplies to produce the goods that are sold to order. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Virginia is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Virginia said that she enjoys the training seminars related to health and credit issues. She also enjoys the health services provided by Pro Mujer.

In this group: Virginia Justina, Amalia , Maria, Giannyna Aidee , Delmira , Martha Virgina , Maria Rosario , Lidia, Maria Claudia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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