A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy yarn.

Sembrando Esperanza Group's story

The communal bank "SEMBRANDO ESPERANZA" will begin its first Pro Mujer loan cycle through the Collpani Social Center. The group is comprised of eight members and it is led by a management board whose secretary is Filomena. The members of the group are involved in different business activities, such as sales of soft drinks, wood stools, food, or groceries.

The loan will benefit small business owners, one of whom is Filomena. She says it her first experience through Pro Mujer and she joined by invitation from a representative of the institution who visited her at home. Her business is selling blankets and she says she started it through her own initiative upon observing one of her relatives making one so she learned the knitting technique and started her own business.

The loan she is requesting is to increase her work capital to buy yarn from the wholesale dealers in the city of La Paz. After making the blankets she will sell them at her stall. Her work allows her to generate an income to support her household, since she is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds saying she likes the institution's training program.

In this group: Maria Magdalena , Adela , Nancy, Irene, Remedios , Federico, Filomena, Catalina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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