A loan of $4,775 helped a member to buy fabric.

Asmicra Group's story

The "ASMICRA" communal bank will be starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Tejada centre. It is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors of which Dora is the Secretary. The businesses which the members of the communal association run are varied and among them are: making schoolbags, selling food, selling sweets, selling dairy products, mechanic's workshop and an electrical appliance repair shop.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen of which Dora is an example. She says she joined Pro Mujer a year ago after being invited by a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business sewing and selling rucksacks. She says she learnt this business from helping her parents in their workshop and later decided to set up her own independent work space where she now works.

The loan she will take out is to increase capital to buy fabric which she will buy from the wholesale stores in the city of El Alto and to make the rucksacks to sell in her shop. This kind of work allows her to generate income to maintain her family as much as possible, since she is divorced and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health centre.

In this group: Margarita, Guido, Carmen Rosa, Soledad Zoraida, Amanda Esther, Sonia Elsa, Dora , Celia Rosalia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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