A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy wholesale wool.

Dios Es Amor Group's story

The "Dios Es Amor" (God Is Love) communal bank will start its second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch Regional Office. It is made up of eight members and is directed by a board, of which Sinforosa is the President. The members of the communal bank have a variety of businesses. Among them are selling food, selling CDs and books, selling sweets, selling groceries, artisan sweaters, and selling potatoes and chuño (an artisanal freeze-dried potato).

The loan they will take out will benefit small microbusinesswomen, of which Sinforosa is one. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer nine years ago, joining at the invitation of a promoter of the institution who went to visit her at her home. Currently she has a business knitting sweaters; she makes it known that she learned this business by attending a women's meeting center where they taught handcrafts, and when she had the loan from Pro Mujer she decided to develop an independent business.

The loan which she will now take out is to increase capital (buying wholesale wool) that she will acquire at the fairs on the Bolivia - Peru border, and after production she will sell it at her stand. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the group work and the savings that the institution offers.

In this group: Sinforosa, Paula, Francisca, Pascuala, Miguel Angel, Maria, Antonia, Ana Gabrielina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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