A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy fabric.

San Juan De Escoma Group's story

The communal bank “San Juan de Escoma” will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Achacachi Regional Office. It is composed of eight members and is led by a board of directors where Nativa is the treasurer. The businesses carried out by the members of the communal bank are varied, among them are: selling clothing, a neighborhood store, selling fish and selling fruit.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small group of micro-entrepreneurs of which Nativa is a member. She says that this is the first time that she is a member of Pro Mujer, entering at the invitation of an organizer of the institution who visited her at home. At present she has a business sewing and selling traditional skirts. She makes known that she learned this business on her own initiative and at present she has an independent business.

The loan that she will take out now is for the increase of capital to buy fabric that she will acquire from the stores of the city of El Alto and later she will sell in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her household as much as possible as she is married and has two children.

When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the loan meetings.

In this group: Sofia, Virginia, Pablo, Josefa , Nativa , Cristina*, Palmira, Justina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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