A loan of $6,075 helped a member to buy fabric.

Armada Boliviana Group's story

The communal bank “Armada Boliviana” will begin its eleventh cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Regional Office. It is composed of 8 members and is led by a board of directors where Beatriz is the president. The businesses carried out by the members of the communal bank are varied, among them are: selling bricklayers tools, soft drink sales, sewing jackets, selling binders and folder covers, sewing aprons, vegetable sales, selling baby clothing, perfume sales, cheese sales, candy sales, blanket weaving and condiment sales.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small group of businesswomen of which Beatriz is a member. She says that she joined Pro Mujer several years ago, entering at the invitation of an advisor of the institution who visited her at home. At present she has a business of sewing and selling aprons. She makes known that she started this business with a small amount of resources that she was able to buy with the loans taken out from Pro Mujer.

The loan that she will take out now is for the increase of capital to buy fabric that she will acquire from the markets wholesale and subsequently make into what she will sell in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her household as much as possible as she is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health services.

In this group: Beatriz Nancy, Juliana, Rocio Nancy, Virginia, Jessica, Lourdes, Wilma , Herminia, Geronima , Veronica , Sabina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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