A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy wool.

Urbanisación Leon Group's story

The “URBANISACIÓN LEON” communal bank is starting their third cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional branch. It is made up of 8 members, led by a board of directors with Benedicta as their President. The businesses of the members are varied: weaving sweaters, a meat store, weaving blankets and selling potatoes.

The loan will help all these micro-entrepreneurs of which Benedicta is one. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago, on the invitation of an adviser from the institution who came to visit her in her house. Benedicta has a business weaving and selling sweaters. She told us that she learned this activity together with her mother and her children, making this a family business. Later with a loan from Pro Mujer she expanded her business.

The loan she is now requesting is to increase her capital, buying wool that she'll buy in the markets of the city of La Paz. Later she will make them and sell them in her sales place. This method of work allows her to support her family. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer she replied that she liked the loans, health care and training that the institution provides.

In this group: Benedicta, Alicia, Isabela, Nelly Blanca, Tomasa, Juana, Dionicia , Antonia

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