A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy yarn and fringe.

Luz Con Esperanza Group's story

The “LUZ CON ESPERANZA” community association is in its first cycle of Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani center. It’s made up of eight members and directed by a board of directors where Esperanza serves as the president. The members’ businesses include making blouses and skirts, shoe repair, a neighborhood store, rug braiding, food sales, and arts and crafts.

This loan will benefit their small companies, of which Esperanza is a part. She says that this is her first time with Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a friend who is also a member. Currently she has a knitting business and sells blankets. She says that she learned this business in her previous job, where she did the same thing. She later decided to go on her own.

This loan will allow her to increase her capital (buy yarn and fringe) from the stores in La Paz and then she will use it to make and sell in her space. This will allow her to generate income to maintain her household. She lives with her husband and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health care that it offers.

In this group: Esperanza , Rosmery, Maruja, Andrea, Betty , Genaro, Claudia, Veronica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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