A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy wool.

Los Angeles Group's story

The “Los Angeles” (The Angels) communal bank will start its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Juana. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: “chiflería” (selling accessories to make incense or aromatic smoke), clothes making, sales of American clothes, pastry making, sweater knitting, neighborhood store and pants sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Juana. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for six months having joined thanks to an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business weaving and selling blankets. She started it with some small savings she earned while helping her mother. Later on, she decided to open her own business.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy wool from street markets in the city of El Alto and then after she makes them will sell them in her stand. This way of working allows her to earn income to support her home as best possible since she’s in a common law relationship and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the medical clinic.

In this group: Juana , Sonia, Yolanda, Genara, Claudia Flora, Carla Floren , Jesus Alberto , Maribel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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