A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy cloth.


Los Pinos Group's story

“Los Pinos” (The Pines) is a Communal Bank that will start its sixth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. It is composed of nine members, guided by a directive board presided over by Miliana. The members of the Communal Bank engage in different activities such as selling tights, clothes trader, selling salchipapas*, running and Internet and online gaming stall, craftsman making sombrero hats, selling clothes, weaving blankets, selling furniture.

Miliana is one of the micro entrepreneurs forming this group, and she will benefit from the requested loan. She says she has been a member of Pro Mujer for six years, having been invited a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently runs a workshop where she sews and sells petticoats; she says she learned this job while helping her parents, and when she got married she decided to start her own activity.

The loan she is now requesting will be used to increase her working capital by buying cloth from wholesalers in the department of La Paz; after having created her products she will sell them door to door. As she is married, this type of activity helps her earning an income to economically support her family.

When asked about what she likes of Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes working in groups with the other ladies.

*Salchipapa is a typical dish composed of sliced pan-fried beef hot dogs or sausages and French fries. .

In this group: Miliana , Nancy , Ana Maribel, Martha Isabel , Maria Del Carmen, Mary Isabel , Teresa, Lourdes, Elizabeth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa


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