A loan of $4,550 helped a member to buy wool to weave blankets.

Senkata Alta Group's story

Communal bank "SENKATA ALTA" will start its fifth cycle with Pro Mujer, part of the focal center of Senkata. The group is composed of ten members and directed by a board where Mrs. Susana is the president. Members perform different activities, such as selling cattle, weaving sweaters, selling potatoes and tunta [freeze-dried potatoes], and weaving blankets.

This loan will benefit women that are small entrepreneurs, such as Susana. She says that she has worked three cycles with Pro Mujer, and joined on the invitation of the institution’s promoter, who visited her at her house. Susana has a blanket weaving business. She started it when she noticed how good the demand for this product was.

This loan will increase her capital to buy wool from saleswomen that sell it in bulk in La Paz. After weaving the blankets, she will sell them in her establishment. This is how she generates income for her family; she lives in a common-law marriage and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the training programs in loans and health.

In this group: Susana, Basilia, Irene, Norah Blanca, Maria, Olga, Matilde, Felicidad, Basilia Beatriz , Pacesa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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