A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy telephone booths.

Soledad Group's story

The “SOLEDAD” communal bank is starting their fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional office. It is made up of eight members, lead by a board of directors with Vanessa as their President. The businesses run by the members vary; the sale of toys, knitting sweaters, making dried flower handicrafts, selling food, making macrame and "polleria" (traditional shawls), copying and selling CD's, sewing jackets and making sports clothing.
This loan which will benefit all these micro-entrepreneurs.

Vanessa indicated that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, on the invitation of her friend who is a member of the institution and who commented on the way in which she worked.Today she operates a phone call center, which she opened observing the need for this service in her area and that the businesses operating did not satisfy the market demand.

Vanessa will use the loan to buy capital (buy telephone booths) that she will acquire in the markets of the city of La Paz and install them in her commercial space. This form of work allows her to generate the resources needed for her family, as she is married and has three children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the training in health and loans.

In this group: Vanesa Miriam , Magda, Paulina, Aambar Luz , Diego Amodeo, Martha, Giovanna Virginia, Karen
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