A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy yarn.

Aymaritas De Julian Apaza Group's story

The AYMARITAS DE JULIAN APAZA communal bank is beginning its second cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana center. The group is made up of eight members and directed by a board, where Francisca serves as the president. The members’ businesses include a carpentry shop, medicinal products, arts and blankets, jackets, knitted shirts, arts, and wooden doors.

This loan will benefit their small businesses, including Francisca’s, who has been with Pro Mujer for one cycle, having joined on the invitation of a promoter who visited her in her home. She has an awayo and bedding business, having learned the business 30 years ago from watching her friends knit. Once she mastered the techniques, she decided to use them to start a business.

She will use the money from this loan to buy yarn from the large stores in El Alto, and then use it to make her wares. This type of work will allow her to generate income to maintain her household; she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training in heath and finances.

In this group: Francisca, Teodocia, Julia , Rosenda, Santos , Teodora, Justina, Crestina Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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