A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy earrings.

23 De Julio Group's story

The group 23 de Julio will begin its fourteenth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the communal bank branch Centro Focal de Cascada. The group is made up of eleven members, and is led by a committee of directors; Eugenia is the Secretary. The members' businesses are very diverse, and include: a candy stand, selling refreshments, selling detergents, a neighborhood store, macramé rugs, selling party supplies, selling cosmetics, selling livestock, selling jewelry, selling grocery items, and having a pharmacy.

The loan that they take out will benefit these small micro-businesses. Eugenia is the featured member, and says that she has been a part of Pro Mujer for a year and a half. She joined through an invitation from her mother-in-law, who is also a member of the institution. Presently, she has a business selling jewelry and perfume. She says that she learned this business from her mother, who previously sold indigenous-style earrings. She says that she currently sells indigenous-style and teen fashion earrings, thanks to the loans from Pro Mujer.

The loan that she will take out is to grow her capital (by buying earrings), which she will purchase wholesale from the businesses in the city of El Alto. Later, she will sell them at her place of business. This form of work allows her to generate resources in order to maintain her home, since she is married.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health and savings training sessions, since they give her good recommendations.

Not present in the photo is group member Fanny, she had to go to a doctor's appointment.

In this group: Benedicta Isabel, Gregoria Isabel, Hilda , Adelaida, Dora, Isidro, Veronica Rosario, Eugenia Elizabeth, Fanny Hilda*, Nancy Hilaria, Romelia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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