A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy leather.


Gladiadoras Group's story

The Gladiadoras communal bank will begin its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Centro Focal. It is comprised of eight members, and it is run by a board of directors. Blanca is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are varied. Among them are selling clothes, selling vegetables, selling potatoes and ‘chuño’ [freeze-dried potatoes], a cobbler shop, selling cheese, selling food, and a mechanic shop.

The loan that they will take will benefit small businesswomen where Blanca is a member. She says that she has been part of Pro Mujer for two cycles. She joined by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business that is a cobbler shop. She says that she undertook this business when she started living with her life partner because this was also his trade.

The loan that she will now take is to increase capital (to buy leather) that she will get at the wholesale stores in the city of La Paz. She will later make and sell at her fixed stand. This way of working will allow her to generate resources to support the family. She is in a common-law marriage and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the group she works with.

In this group: Blanca Carmen , Juliana , Angelica Elena , Aurora, Nancy, Bertha , Gladys Delia, Acencia Magdalena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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