A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy fabric.

Estrellas Celestes Group's story

The “Estrellas Celestes” (Celestial Stars) communal bank will start the fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Isabel. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are: macramé, sack making, furniture sales, plant sales, curtain making, food sales and publicity services.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Isabel. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for three cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a sewing workshop that she started years ago as a business selling clothes. She later on decided to start making her own designs and putting them up for sale since she’s skilled at sewing.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase capital. She will buy fabric from stores in the city of El Alto and after making them will sell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her home as possible since she’s married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers the health area and the training.

In this group: Isabel, Delfina , Karolina , Maria Ster, Mratha Damiana , Laura, Amilcar , Cristina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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