A loan of $5,750 helped a member to buy wool.

Mujeres Mañaneras Group's story

The "Mujeres Mananeras" communal association is starting its 7th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Los Andes. The group is made up of twelve members, and is led by an executive board of which Carmen is the president. The members operate a variety of businesses including: a neighborhood store, selling clothing, selling food seasoning, selling gloves, providing call center services, selling woolen cloth and veils, operating a guest house, selling blankets, and selling chickens. The loan will benefit small businesses such as the one run by Carmen, who says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago at the invitation of her sister who is a member. She now has a business weaving and selling blankets, which is an activity that she learned on her own initiative several years ago. At first she learned it as a hobby, but later she saw that it could help her to earn income. The loan that she is taking now is to increase her capital (by buying wool), which she buys from wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and then uses to produce the products that she sells in her sales location. This work allows her to earn income to support her family, as she is married. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes its focus on health and the group meetings.

In this group: Carmen Rosa, Sabina , Claudia Ssilvina , Debora Reyna , Marina , Marsabet Jacqueline, Justina, Saturnina , Elizabeth*, Nancy Geronima, Asunta, Carla Rosario
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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