A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy clothes.

Vicuñitas Group's story

The Viceñutas communal bank will begin its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional hub. The group is comprised of nine members and is managed by a board of directors with Laura as president. The businesses of these members are diverse and include carpentry, clothing sales, vegetable sales, blanket production and sales, general store, hardware store, flip flop sales, and sports clothing production.

The loan they will take out will benefit small business owners, including Laura. She says that she has been with Pro Mujer for four years, joining after an invitation from a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling clothes. She learned this business from her mother, who worked in the same business. This is why she decided to start her own business.

The loan she is requesting now is to increase capital by buying clothes. She will purchase the clothing along the Boliva-Peru border and then sell it in her sales space. This work will allow her to earn income to support her family since she is single with one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the health area and the training that the institution offers.

In this group: Laura , Eusebio , Maria Rianet, Hortencia, Ceferina , Nancy, Marisol, Yolanda Epifania , Marcela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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