A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy wool.

Primavera Group's story

The "Primavera" (Spring) communal bank will start its 25th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the association's Andes regional office. The group has eight members, and is led by a board of which Rosenda is the chairperson. The businesses carried out by the members of this communal bank are varied, and include the knitting of sweaters, the sale of skirts, the sale of sweaters, the running of a billiards room, the sale of potatoes and potato starch, the sale of vegetables, and the sale of sweatpants.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these small business owners, including Rosenda. She says that this is the first time that she has worked with Pro Mujer, and joined the association upon being invited to do so by a Pro Mujer representative who went to visit her in her home. She currently has a business knitting sweaters. She relies on this work, and learned her trade in a workshop run by her cousin, where she used to work.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital (to buy wool). She will acquire this wool from distribution companies, and will then sell the clothing she makes in the cities of Potosí, Cochabamba and Oruro. This way of working allows her to generate the resources she needs to provide for her household as best as possible, as she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Rosenda said that she likes the health and savings areas.

In this group: Rosenda , Elvira , Elsa , Daniela , Lola Valeria , Eusebia Zenobia , Gladys , Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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