A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy a threading machine.

25 De Julio Group's story

The 25 DE JULIO communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Juan Pablo center. It’s made up of seven ladies and directed by a board of directors where Graciela serves as the president. Their businesses include stucco sales, laundry, knitted leggings, vicuña yarn, and a neighborhood store.

This loan will help their small businesses, including Graciela’s. This is her first time with Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a promoter who visited her in her home. She has a yarn and vicuña wool business. She learned this technique from her mother when she was a little girl and later began working on her own after she started her family.

She will use the money from this loan to buy a threading machine from the fairs in El Alto. She will later manufacture and sell on order. This work allows her to earn an income so she can maintain her household. She is in a common law marriage and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the healthcare.

In this group: Graciela, Facunda Primitiva, Emma Trifonia , Maribel , Primitiva, Juana, Leandra

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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