A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy wool.

Flor De Retamas Ii Group's story

The “Flor de Retama” communal bank will start the third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It has six members led by a governing board presided over by Adelaida. The communal bank members carry out a variety of occupations among which are: ‘aguayo’ [traditional sling] weaving, clothing sale, blanket sales, mobile phone sales, American clothes sales, bag sales and knitwear sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Adelaida. She indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for a year having joined thanks to an invitation from fellow group members who are members of the institution. She currently has a business weaving ‘bayetas’ [woolen scarf] and ‘aguayos.’ She lets it be known that she started the business several years ago on her own initiative.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy wool from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and after manufacture will sell them on order. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she’s separated and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit, the health area and the training sessions.

In this group: Adelaida , Lidya, Berta , Angelica, Bertha Teresa, Yaneth, Sindolfa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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