A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy fabrics to sell.

Sin Fronteras Group's story

The Communal Bank “Sin Fronteras” (Without Borders) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch Community Center. This group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Lidia as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling clothes made of wool, selling fruit, selling food, managing a neighborhood store, selling shirts, selling meat, making vests, and weaving sweaters.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Lidia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago after receiving an invitation from her sister-in-law who is a member of the organization. Lidia currently has a business in which she sews and sells bedspreads. She started this business after noticing that there was a seasonal demand for these products.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying fabrics, which she will acquire at the fairs in the city of La Paz and then sell along the border between Bolivia and Peru. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to maintain her household. Lidia is in a common-law relationship and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Lidia said that she enjoys sharing with the other group members.

In this group: Lidia , Elba Eva, Ricarda, Maria Asencia, Rosmery Magdalena, Loyola Ygnacia , Josefina , Ximena Wilma , Isabel Elena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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