A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy wool.

Lider Group's story

The loan group "Lider" will begin it's 10th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Collpani. It is comprised of 8 members and directed by a board of which Velmera is the President. The Association's members run various businesses, including: extracting and cleaning sand, electrician's business, selling food, selling chickens, selling CDs, making clothes, running a neighborhood store.
The loan that they are requesting will benefit the micro-entreprises, including Velmera's. She says that it is 3 years since she joined Pro Mujet and that she was invited into the group by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a knitting business and sells blankets, sweaters, and leggings. She started this business after 8 years learning knitting in an institution, after which she decided to start her own business.
The loan that she requesting now is to increase her business capital to buy wool that she will get from the markets in the city of El Alto. After she has made the garments she will sell them by exporting them to Europe. This form of work enables her to generate income to keep-up her household as much as possible as she is married and has 3 children.
When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the training in finances and health.

In this group: Velmera, Iris , Gonzalo, Felisa, Mary Luz , Elisa , Susana , Helen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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