A loan of $6,125 helped a member to buy fabric.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The lending group "Women United" will begin their 18th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the German Busch focal center. The group is made up of 10 members and has a board of directors lead by the President, Ines. The members have varied businesses including: grocery store, selling herbs, sewing coats, knitting macrame, selling sodas, making garments, fruit sales, cosmetics, and an electronics workshop.

The loan will benefit these small business owners, like Ines. She has been through three cycles with Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend of hers who is a member. Currently she has a business making clothing. She started the business with her family 11 years ago. This loan will be used to increase her capital buy purchasing fabric in the wholesale stores in the city of La Paz. Later she will make garments to sell in her store. This work allows her to generate income to sustain her family. Ines is married an has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the savings, the loan, and the health talks that the institution offers.

In this group: Ines Josefa, Rufina, Natividad, Julia , Verta, Rosmery, Juan Carlos, Elizabeth, Marisol , Benita Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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