A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy wood for her carpentry workshop.

Las Tejedoras Group's story

The communal bank “LAS TEJEDORAS” [“THE WEAVERS”] will begin its fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer Bolivia through the regional office of Juan Pablo. The communal bank is made up of eight members and is directed by a governing board, of which Laura is the president. The businesses of the members of the communal bank are varied and include a carpentry workshop, making macramé, fruit sales, blanket weaving, knitting leggings, making alpaca wool clothing, knitting wool sweaters, and a neighborhood corner store.

The loan they are requesting will benefit small micro entrepreneurs such as Laura, who is in her second year as a member of Pro Mujer. She joined at the invitation of a promoter of Pro Mujer that came to visit her in her home. Laura currently has a carpentry workshop, which she decided to open with her partner because he knows the trade.

Laura will use the loan to increase the capital of her business by buying wood. She will buy the wood in the lumberyards of the city of La Paz. She will then sell their carpentry products in the markets of the city of El Alto. This business generates income to support her family, which consists of herself, her husband and her two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Laura answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Laura, Delia, Elizabeth, Maxima , Ximena , Sofia Bacilia, Beatriz , Hilaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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