A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy wool.


Mujeres Obreras Group's story

The Communal Bank “Mujeres Obreras” (Women Workers) is starting its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Nancy serves as the secretary. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling groceries, knitting baby clothes, selling cosmetics, selling gifts, selling coca leaves, and selling ESIKA products.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Nancy. She says that she joined Pro Mujer seven months ago after receiving an invitation from a relative who is a member of the organization. Nancy currently has a business of knitting blankets and stockings. She started this business years ago after a group of mothers invited her to learn knitting techniques. The products they make are exported to Europe.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying wool, which she acquires from the wholesale shops in the city of El Alto. She uses the material for making the products that are ordered by an exporter. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to sustain her household. Nancy is married and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Nancy said that she enjoys the meetings.

In this group: Nelly, Maria Rene , Paulina , Paola Andrea , Blanca Nieves , Nancy, Alicia, Eliana Lisbett

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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