A loan of $5,525 helped a member to buy fabric.

Santa Rosa Group's story

The “SANTA ROSA” communal bank will begin its fifth cycle Pro Mujer as a part of the Alto Lima center. It is made up of nine members and is led by Emma, who is the president. The businesses that the members of the association have are varied. Among them are: selling blankets, selling blouses and underwear, bricklaying, selling candies, selling food, and construction service.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen, including Emma. She says that this is the second year that she has been in Pro Mujer. She joined at the invitation of a friend, who is a member of the institution. Right now, she has a workshop where she sews jackets. She says that she learned this business as a child while helping in the family business. Later, she decided to open her own work space.

The loan she will take out now is is to increase capital by buying fabric. She will acquire it from wholesalers from the city of La Paz. After making the jackets, she will sell them in her sales space. This work helps her generate resources for her family, since she is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the loans and the health information.

In this group: Emma Lucia, Flavio, Marcela , Elizabeth, Martha , Juana, Eddith Gabriela, Elizabeth, Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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