A loan of $4,250 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.

Unión Y Progreso 2 Group's story

The UNIÓN Y PROGRESO 2 communal bank will begin its 24th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo center. It’s made up of nine members and directed by a board of directors where Ximena serves as the treasure. The businesses that the members have include leather wallet sales, leather clothing, food sales, dried peaches, candles, making and selling blankets, body shops, and jewelry sales.

This loan will help their small businesses, including Ximena’s, who has been working with Pro Mujer for eight years. She joined on the invitation of her sister in law who is a member. She has a leather wallet manufacture and sales business that her mother started and who sold leather goods. She later started her own sewing business.

She will use the money from this loan to increase her working capital (buy a sewing machine). She will buy it at a fair in El Alto and the begin manufacturing along the Bolivia-Peru border. This type of work will allow her to generate income to support her household. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the good treatment, meetings with her fellow members, and health care.

In this group: Julia, Jhiovanna Jhanneth, Ximena Nanci, Guadalupe Wara, Maribel Lucia, Domitila, Marilia, Giovanna, Martha

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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