A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy fabric.

6 De Marzo Group's story

The “6 de Marzo” communal association will begin its fourth cycle at Pro Mujer, part of the Centro Focal de Collpani. The group has eight members and is directed by a board, of which Marcelina is the President. The members of the communal association have various kinds of business, including knitting traditional textiles, selling empanadas, tailoring, selling french fries, selling toys, a neighborhood store, and sewing pants.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small business owners such as Marcelina. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for eight months, having joined by invitation of her sister-in-law, who is a member of the institution. Marcelina currently has a sewing workshop business. She started this business when she got married, as her husband knew various sewing techniques and they decided to start a sewing workshop in their home in order to have a family business.

The loan she is taking out is to increase capital (buying fabric), which she will acquire wholesale in shops in the city of El Alto, and subsequently to make things to sell as requested by her customers. This kind of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home as much as possible, as she is married and has five children.

When you ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the loans and the savings.

In this group: Marcelina, Paulina , Balentina , Justina , Carmen, Mery Zulma, Maria Elisa, Celia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry

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