A loan of $5,575 helped a member to buy tools.


Sembrando Esperanza Group's story

The "Sembrando Esperanza" communal bank is going to start its 16th cycle with Pro Mujer, though the Villa Adela regional office. This group is made up of thirteen members and is run by a board of directors, which has María as its treasurer. The members have different kinds of businesses, among them: grocery stores, knitting blankets, corner shops, selling sweets, quilt-making, a book shop, bodyshop (for cars), selling jumpers, selling underwear, and a hardware store.

This loan will benefit the small businesses in María's group. María tells us that she joined Pro Mujer seven years ago. María currently has a business doing bodywork on cars. She started this business some years ago when she supported her uncle with his business. later, when she married, she decided to start up this business with her husband.

María will use this loan to increase her capital and buy tools from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto. Once purchased, she will install them in her workspace. This work has allowed María to maintain her household - she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Maria tells us that she likes the training sessions and the group meetings.

In this group: Brigida , Miriam Daisy, Dianeda, Hilda Beatriz, Maria Jhenny, Marcela , Liliana , Teresa, Federica, Pamela, Angel, Hilaria Marleny , Magdalena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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