A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy wool.

Yapuchiri 7 Group's story

The communal bank “YAPUCHIRI 7” will start its ninth cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Germán Busch Regional Office. The group comprises eight members and is run by a board of directors with Matiasa as president. The businesses that the members run are varied and include making macramé blankets, crafts, selling umbrellas, selling clothes, selling chuño (dehydrated potatoes) wholesale, selling ice-cream, selling groceries, dressmaker.

The loan that they receive will benefit the small micro-businesswomen where Matiasa is a member. She explained that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago, on the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. At present she has a business making macramé blankets. She says that she started when her mother taught her how, and she helped her mother with her work. Later she decided to set up her own business.

She will use the loan to increase capital (purchase wool), which she will get at the fair in the El Alto city. She will make the blankets and sell them to order. This way of working enables her to generate resources to maintain her family, as she is married with a child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the training workshops on health and loans.

In this group: Matiasa, Modesta, Nemecia , Florencia, Hilda , Sue Helen, Sonia Ceferina , Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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