A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy fabric.

Campanitas Group's story

The “Campanitas” (Little Bells) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 7 members led by a governing board presided over by Virginia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: blanket weaving, food sales, assorted goods sales, coca leaf sales and used clothes sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Virginia. She indicates that this is the first time she’s been part of Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s advisors that visited her at home. She currently has a business manufacturing blankets that she started having learned from her sister who knew the weaving technique. Later on she decided to start working independently using her savings.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy fabric in street markets in the city of El Alto and after manufacture will sell in her sales space. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate income to support her family the best way possible because she’s single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit and the savings.

In this group: Virginia, Teresa, Maria Joaquina, Margarita, Maria Magdalena, Argelia, Ivit Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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