A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy backpacks and purses.

Peregrinas Group's story

The communal association "LAS PEREGRINAS" is going to start its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Villa Tejada. It has eight members and is led by a management team where Tania is the president. The businesses that the members run are varied: sale of backpacks and purses, sale of food, embroidery, sale of condiments, taxi services, sale of shoes, sale of sodas and griddles, etc.

The loan will benefit small microentrepreneurs, Tania among them. This is her first time with Pro Mujer, after being invited by a colleague who is a member of the institution. She currently sells backpacks and purses, a business that she started when she got married thanks to her mother-in-law, who lent her some money. She has increased her offer, which is why she needs the loan.

She will use the loan to invest in capital (backpacks and purses) that she will buy to wholesale retailers in the city of El Alto. She will then sell them in her retail space. This allows her to generate enough resources to support her household, as she is married and has one child.

When she is asked about what she likes in Pro Mujer, she says she likes the area of health and training, the consultancy services, the savings and the loans.

In this group: Tania, Viviana Ximena , Ana , Misshell Abril, Teodora, Letizia , Libertad, Cristian Bladimir

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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