A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy wool.

Alto Villa Victoria Group's story

The "Alto Villa Victoria" communal bank is going to start its 26th cycle with Pro Mujer, though the Santiago II regional office. This group is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors, which has Justina as its president. The members have different kinds of businesses, among them: selling clothes, selling condiments, grocery stores, knitting rugs, driver, corner shops, and selling food.

This loan will benefit the small businesses in Justina's group. Justina tells us that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, following an invitation from a friend who was already a member. Justina currently has a business doing knitting work and selling blankets. She tells us that she learned this trade years ago from her mother. After she married Justina started this work again, in order to earn money for the family.

Justina will use this loan to increase her capital and buy wool from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto. Once she has made her products she will sell them. This work has allowed Justina to maintain her household - she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Justina tells us that she likes the savings she makes and the health advice that the communal bank offers.

In this group: Justina, Lourdes Cristina, Tomasa , Sirley , Lucia , Elvira , Pedro Pablo, Lizet Veronica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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