A loan of $5,200 helped a member to buy fabric and a sewing machine.

Ma Chuymaqui Group's story

The “Ma Chuymaqui” communal bank will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Alto Lima Focal Center. It has 10 members led by a governing board with Soledad as its Secretary. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are a beauty salon, making and selling flannel clothes, macramé blanket weaving, liquor store, stocking sales, chicken shop and catalog cosmetics sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Soledad. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for two years having joined thanks to an invitation by a family member who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business making and selling flannel clothes. She learned this business from her sister who is in the same line of work. With help from her mother she set up her own sales space four years ago.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy fabric and a sewing machine in street markets in El Alto and after making them will sell them in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate income to support her family in any way possible since she’s single but still living with her mother. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the training and the group meetings.

In this group: Norah, Sonia , Carmen, Claudia Hely, Catalina, Juliana Marlene, Monica Lizet, Graciela, Liseth Sofia , Soledad

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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