A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy clothes.

Rosas De Belen Group's story

The “Rosas de Belén” (Bethlehem Roses) communal bank will start the sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Virginia. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which are: tailor shop, vegetable sales, skirt sales, blanket weaving, tailor shop, ‘salchipapas’ [fried sausages with fried potatoes] sales and clothing sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Virginia. She indicates that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from an institution’s promoter who visited her at home. She currently has a business selling clothes and she makes it known that she started it on a girlfriend’s recommendation several years ago.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase capital. She will buy clothes at wholesale in street markets in the city of La Paz and then resell them in communities in La Paz Department. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her home since she’s married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training.

In this group: Virginia, Rosa, Lourdes, Julia, Veronica Mery, Benedicta, Cristina Julia , Maria Teresa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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