A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy clothing.


Vicuñitas Group's story

The communal bank "VICUÑITAS" is beginning its fourth loan cycle through the Pro Mujer program at the Social Center Los Andes. It is comprised of eight members whose management board is led by Laura, the president. The different businesses carried out by the group members include: a neighborhood store, transport, hardware store, sale of slippers, sale of popcorn, macramé weaving, sale of vegetables and sale of baby clothing. The loan will benefit the group of small business owners which Laura belongs to. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for four years and joined after being invited by a friend who is also a member of the institution. She currently runs a business selling underwear, which she learned from her mother when they worked together. Later she decided to branch out on her own. The loan she is requesting is to increase her stock (buying more clothing) which she will acquire wholesale at stores in the city of La Paz. Afterwards, she will sell the goods at her stall. This means of income allows her to generate enough resources to maintain her household where she is single and has a son. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she enjoys the health area.

In this group: Laura, Carmen Concepción, Marisol, Hortencia, Maria Rianet, Marcela, Nancy, Yolanda Epifania
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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