A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy fabric.

Expresso Group's story

The communal bank "Expresso" will start its 5th loan cycle in the Villa Exaltación offices of Pro Mujer. The group has 8 members and is led by a board of directors, of which Hilda is the Secretary. The members of this group have a variety of businesses, including: cake sales, hat sales, salchipapas (a dish with sausages and fried potatoes) sales, brick sales, food sales, drink sales, and sweets sales.

The loan that they are taking will benefit this group of small-businesswoman, of which Hilda is a member. She states that she joined Pro Mujer 4 years ago at the invitation of an adviser from the institution when she went to her house to visit her. Now, Hilda has a dressmaking business. She started out in this line of work when she was employed at a dressmaking workshop, and later she decided to establish an independent business.

She will use this loan to increase her working capital; she will buy fabric from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and later use it to make items to sell from her sales post. This type of work is enabling her to generate resources to support her household in so far as possible. Hilda lives with a partner and their 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the loans and the health clinic.

In this group: Victoria, Hilda , Maria Elizabeth, Antonia, Katherinne, Cecilia Trifina, Elizabeth, Justina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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