A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase fabric.

La Primera Group's story

The “LA PRIMERA” (The First) community bank will begin its sixteenth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Senkata Regional Office. It is made up of nine members and is managed by a board of which Hilda is the President. The businesses that the members of the group operate are varied and include: sewing, sale of traditional woven ornaments for braids, neighborhood store, clothing sales, candy sales, linen sales, raising and sale of animals, shampoo sales, and beverage sales.

The loan that they are requesting will benefit small business owners, including Hilda. She indicates that ten years ago, she joined Pro Mujer at the invitation of a friend who is also a member of the organization. Currently, she has a business sewing and selling clothing. She learned this trade through her own initiative many years ago.

The loan she is requesting is to increase her capital (to purchase fabric) which she will acquire wholesale in the city of La Paz and then make and sell (her clothing) in her store. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her family since she is a widow and has five children.

When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she appreciates the trainings, the loans, and the health benefits.

In this group: Hilda, Tania, Salome , Silvia , Marina, Delia, Juana , Angelica, Felipa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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