A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy hats.

6 De Abril Group's story

The “6 de Abril” communal bank will begin its eighth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch regional center. It is comprised of eight members and led by a board of directors. María is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied and include a neighborhood store, leggings production, flour sales, button and hat sales, blanket sales, recycled cable sales, and the production of women’s shoes.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen where María is a member. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years, joining by invitation from her mother, a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling hats. She says that she undertook this business as she was advised to do so by a family member who works in the same field.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital to buy hats. She will get them from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto. She will later sell them at her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the trainings and the meetings.

In this group: Maria Julia , Delfina, Ximena Giovanna, Maria Eugenia , Gervacia , Valeria , Nicolasa , Eusebia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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