A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy wool.

Luceritos Group's story

The communal bank "Luceritos" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional center. It consists of eight members and is led by a board of directors, where Señora Rita is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal bank run are varied; among them are selling blankets, selling fried potatoes, selling food, selling chickens, selling fruit, weaving blankets, and a shoe store.

The loan that they will take out will benefit these little microentrepreneurs, of whom Señora Rita is one. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, entering at the invitation of her friends who are members of the institution. Now she has a business, a workshop for knitting sweaters and blankets. She lets it be known that she learned this business a number of years ago. After learning knitting techniques, she decided to sell these products.

The loan that she will take out now is to increase her capital to buy wool, which she will acquire from the traditional fairs on the Peru-Bolivia border, and after making her products she will sell them in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate income to maintain her family, since she is married and has five children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health area that the institution offers her.

The photograph includes two friends of the group who accompanied their relatives. One is wearing a white hat, and one has a bright blue sweater.

In this group: Rita , Dharin, Rosaria Raquel , Elva Katia, Veronica, Juana Gregoria , Nelson Agno , Bertha

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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