A loan of $4,150 helped a member to buy blankets to sell.

Azucenas Group's story

The communal bank "Azucenas" will begin its sixth loan cycle with ProMujer as part of the Villa Adela Regional Center. The group is composed of nine members and is led by a board of directors, where Señora Maria is the treasurer. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are varied. Among them are selling gifts, computer technician, artisan blankets, selling fish, selling potatoes, a confectionery, and selling shoes.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit these micro-entrepreneurs, of which Señora Maria is one. She mentions that it was three years ago that she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. At this time she has a business of selling gifts. She undertook this business a number of years ago, upon observing people's needs.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital to buy blankets, which she will buy in the wholesale stores of the city of El Alto, and after decorating them, she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her household as much as possible, since she is married and has a son.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the camaraderie of her group.

In this group: Raquel , Blanca Mery, Raul, Maria Virginia , Angela Edith , Hilaria, Marcelina, Eusebia, Teresa Lourdes

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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