A loan of $6,250 helped a member to buy plastic bags and fabric.

Mujeres Progresando Group's story

The "Mujeres Progresando" communal bank will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional office. It is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors where Ana is the secretary. The members of the association have many different businesses between them: food sales, metalworking shop, sewing backpacks, knitting sweaters, selling hot dogs and french fries, and selling potatoes and chuño (freeze-dried potato).

The loan that they will receive will benefit microentrepreneurs including Ana. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for three years, and joined following an invitation from a friend who is also a member. She has a sewing workshop. She says she learned the trade at a technical school, and afterwards, she bought a sewing machine which she uses to do her work.

The loan that she will receive is to increase capital , and she will buy plastic bags and fabric from wholesale distributors in El Alto. Afterwards she will sell them in her stall. This way of working allows her to generate resources to take care of her family. She is married with four kids. When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training and the attention to health.

In this group: Paulina , Lourdes, Marizol, Sonia, Rogelia , Susana, Basilia, Ana Rosa, Hilaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Malia Hinson

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