A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy wool.

Las Benianas De Viacha Group's story

Communal bank 'Las Benianas de Viacha' is in its first loan cycle with field partner Pro Mujer, as part of the focus centre of Villa Adela. Comprised of eight members, it is directed by a board, with Flora as president. The members have different businesses, such as: selling salchipapas (a traditional sausage-and-potato dish), selling macramé plaids, selling clothes, a grocery shop, selling pastries, and selling plaster. This loan will thus benefit a group of small entrepreneurs. Flora has worked with the field partner for six years. She discovered it through a friend who is also a member, and who invited her. She owns a plaid-knotting business, which she started several years ago. She learned macramé from observing her friends, which prompted her to practice in order to master the technique. This, in turn, led her to start her own workshop. She needs the loan to buy more wool from the wholesale shops in the town of El Alto. After making the plaids, she will sell them from her stall. The income Flora derives from this business goes towards paying for household expenses, as she is single with two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she is very happy with the information they provide on health issues.

In this group: Martha Flora, Maria , Justina , Kely Yolanda, Felix Sergio, Fabiola, Ivana , Marina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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