A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy auto parts.

Collanas De Uyuni Group's story

The "Collanas de Uyuni" communal bank is beginning its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional hub. The group is made up of six members and is run by a board of directors, of which Vicenta is the president. The members' business activities are varied and include making sweaters and vests, selling woven fabric, selling auto parts, making baby clothing, and selling fish.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Vicenta. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago by the invitation of one of the institution's promoters, who visited her at home. She currently has a business selling auto parts. She says that she started this business because her husband works in a mechanic's workshop and she decided to buy the spare parts for this business.

She will use this loan to invest in working capital by buying wholesale auto parts in the city of Oruro. She will later sell them in her place of business. This type of work allows her to generate an income to maintain her home as much as possible, as she is married with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the loans, the workshops, and the savings.

In this group: Vicenta , Jimena , Sonia , Angelica , Karen Lizeth , Justina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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