A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy fabric for making clothes.

Nevaditas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Nevaditas” is starting its 15th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Juana as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling tennis shoes, selling clothes, preparing snacks, selling mobile phones, selling general merchandise, selling CDs, and selling appliances.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Juana. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from a friend who is also a member of the organization. Juana currently has a sewing business and also sells the clothing that she makes. She started this business 40 years ago when she first learned the art of sewing. Later on, she decided to acquire her own space where she could sell independently.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying fabrics. She will acquire her supplies at the fairs in the city of El Alto and then use them to make her products at her retail space. Working in this manner enables her to generate income for maintaining her household. Juana is married and has 12 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Juana said that she enjoys the loans and the savings.

In this group: Juana Ubaldina, Veronica, Ruth , Marisol , Jesusa, Sofía , Selma, Paola Viviana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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