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Total loan: $4,700
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Palomitas Blancas Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / Cloth & Dressmaking Supplies

A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.


Palomitas Blancas Group's story

Communal group 'Palomitas Blancas' (the name means 'White Doves') is starting its sixth cycle with field partner Pro Mujer, in the framework of the focus centre of Patacamaya. It has nine members and an executive board, with Hilda as president. The members of the group are engaged in various activities, among them quinoa sales, grocery shop, trousers sales, cattle sales, an artesan's workshop, and a sewing workshop. This loan will thus benefit a group of very small entrepreneurs with diverse businesses. Hilda tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for five cycles. She got to know this field partner thanks to a spokesperson, who came to visit her at her house. Hilda has a sewing workshop, a trade she learned from her husband three years ago. She then decided to have a workshop of her own. She needs this loan in order to increase her working capital and buy a sewing machine. She will buy it from wholesale sellers in La Paz and then sell what she sews at her home.The income Hilda derives from her business enables her to help with household expenses, since she is married. When asked what she likes about working with Pro Mujer, she talks about the training received on topics such as health and credit options.

In this group: Hilda , Manuel , Bernabe , Amalia , Rosalía, Elena , Lucia , Verónica, Sergia
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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: February 21, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: February 21, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer