A loan helped a member to buy clothing.

Angeles Del Cielo Group's story

The Angeles del Cielo village bank is beginning its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II regional center. The group has eight members and is led by a board and its president, Hilda. The members of the group make their living in a variety of ways, including selling towels, running a neighborhood shop, running a beauty salon, weaving blankets, selling CDs and DVDs, selling fish, selling lingerie, and selling cleaning products.

Their loan will help the people of the group, including Hilda, with their businesses. Hilda says she joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of a friend who is also a member. At the moment she has a business selling lingerie, which she started several years ago.

She will use this loan to increase her working capital and buy more clothing, which she purchases from wholesalers in the city of El Alto and then sells in her own shop. The work allows her to earn more income to support her household, since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the saving, the loans, and the health services that the institution offers.

In this group: Hilda , Diego Bismar, Claudia, Margarita, Reyna Adelaida, Nimia Rosario, Daniela , Maria Guadalupe

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg.

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