A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy wool.

Chicas Azucar De Panamericana Group's story

The Communal Bank “Chicas Azucar de Panamericana” is starting its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Norah is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as carpentry, producing blankets, knitting blankets, knitting sweaters, selling fruit, and selling appliances.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Norah. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago after receiving an invitation from an advisor of the organization who visited her at her house. Norah currently has a business of weaving blankets that she started recently. After she learned her weaving techniques from her friends, Norah decided to establish her own work space.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying wool, which she will acquire at the wholesale shops in the city of El Alto. She will then use the material for making and selling the products that have been ordered by her customers. Working in this manner enables her to generate income to maintain her household. Norah is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Norah said that she enjoys the health services.

In this group: Norah , Antonia , Rosa , Juana, Sabina, Celia , Juana, Cipriana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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