A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy clothes.

Las Chicas Azucareras Group's story

The “Chicas Azucareras” (Sugar Producing Girls) communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Cristina. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: school supplies sales, clothes sales, barber shop, toy sales, neighborhood store, soft-drinks sales and grocery store.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Cristina. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for six months having joined thanks to an invitation from a promoter that visited her at home. She currently has a business selling clothes. She lets it be known that she started the business on her own initiative several years ago when she noticed that it was a good business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase working capital. She will buy clothes in street markets in the city of El Alto and subsequently resell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to earn resources to support her home as well as possible since she’s married and has 8 children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training.

In this group: Cristina , Franz, Maria Angelica , Lola Sonia, Betty Elena , Zulma Miguelina , Claudia , Silvia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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